Sunday, July 22, 2018

Just Us Women

Here's a fun summer road trip book...

Jeannette Caines 1982
illustrated by Pat Cummings

Told in first person, a little girl and her Aunt Martha are "going to drive all the way to North Carolina in her new car."  Since Aunt Martha is forgetful, it's up to the narrator to remember to bring things like the maps and their fried chicken lunch packed in two shoe boxes.  They'll stop at all the farm stands and roadside fleas and monuments they want to.  Since it's "just us women" they can talk all they want and enjoy the time together just the two of them.  Maybe a bit dated, but I'm pretty fond of the illustrations and I'm all for a summer road trip with such detours!  

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