THE STOREKEEPER by Tracey Campbell Pearson


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One day in the before-dawn to late-bedtime life of a Vermont general-store proprietor, a pleasant, rotund lady who lives upstairs with her cat. By the time she has collected wares from the doughnut man, from a purveyor of ""fancy things from far away,"" and from the knitter next door; served the road crew, children on the way to school, midday mothers and kids, and the after-work crowd; straightened up a few times; served as village postmistress; and entertained Hank from the road crew a third time--she has spent a long day presiding over an institution that doubles as a thriving community center. Pearson sketches this delightful blend of humor and authentic Americana with her usual insouciant, deft hand, and conceals several mini-stories in the illustrations, to be discovered--like the second cat who, like Hank, is there all day but is put out at bedtime. Nifty.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1988
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Dial