Down the Road

by Alice Schertle and E.B. Lewis

Hetty's first solo errand is to walk down the country road from home to the store... read more

Hetty's first solo errand is to walk down the country road from home to the store to buy a dozen eggs and carry them safely back home. Solemn with responsibility, Hetty walks very carefully both ways and almost makes it home without breaking a single egg until she happens on an apple tree bearing ripe delicious fruit. An enchanting story of a contemporary African-American rural family is well matched with E. B. Lewis's sun-dappled watercolor illustrations which brilliantly capture the determination of a young girl out to prove herself. Honor Book, 1995 CCBC Coretta Scott King Award Discussion: Illustration (Ages 4-7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1995

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