THE TERRIBLE, WONDERFUL TELLIN' AT HOG HAMMOCK by Kim Siegelson

THE TERRIBLE, WONDERFUL TELLIN' AT HOG HAMMOCK

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Age Range: 7 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Living on a remote island in the marshes of coastal Georgia, Jonas is looking forward to the big storytelling, a gathering of all the islanders. But with his beloved grandfather recently dead and the rest of the men of his family working on the mainland, it falls to Jonas to represent the family by telling a story. As the event approaches, Jonas feels a mixture of dread and longing, hoping he'll be able to follow in his grandfather's footsteps. Turning the pages of this book is like entering another world, one of salt marshes, shrimp nets, and spirits. The sense of place is palpable; just as vivid is the the feel of the heat, the smell of the gumbo. Along the way readers get a few tales, tantalizing snatches of the Gullah language, and a snapshot of another way of life. A simple story that somehow seems to fill the senses. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 7-10)

Pub Date: June 30th, 1996
ISBN: 0-06-024877-7
Page count: 85pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 1996




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