Cal and his family live live way up in the Appalachian Moutains where he would rather help Pa with the plowin' or go out lookin' for wanderin' sheep than sit tryin' to figure out the chicken scratch on the pages of a book. But, in Heather Henson's latest book, That Book Woman ($16.99 hardback), Cal has met his match. The dedication and persistance of 'that book woman,' one the Pack Horse Librarians who traveled the hollers and hills of Appalachia, slowly wins him over. Through the rain of spring, heat of summer and blustery snow of winter, she comes...bringing a glimpse of the outside world through the books Cal's sister borrows. David Small's illustrations bring Cal to life as he slowly awakens to the wonder of books. A perfect give for that book woman or young book lover in your life.