Mary's Penny

Mary's Penny

Book - 2010
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A farmer learns that the best man for the job of farm manager is a girl, as his clever daughter bests his brawny sons in a competition.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780763647681
Branch Call Number: LANDMAN T
PB L257m Ch. Lit
PZ7.L2317343 Mar 2010
Characteristics: [36] p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Holland, Richard 1976-- Illustrator


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Dec 26, 2016

A quiet, reflective book. I didn't know if my son would go for it, since he was in a heavy superhero-explosions-robots phase, but I brought it in the car one day when we went on errands. He was captivated. It's a good introduction to discussing how people had different beliefs in the past, and how far we've come (or haven't). I particularly liked how Mary doesn't reproach her father and brothers - even when they're kind of jerks. Um, I mean, they have what our family calls "strange ideas" about what women can and can't do. She just shows them calmly what she has to offer. Nicely done.


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