Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Book Review: The Little Gentleman by Philippa Pearce and drawings by Tom Pohrt
The mole tells his lengthy adventurous story to Bet. She tries to understand his mammal life, and he tries to understand her humanity.
The mole asks pleadingly for Bet to help him, in the process she will learn the full meaning of the word friend.
A talking mole is quite original. Most animal stories seem to be mice, rats, bears, dogs, cats; but a mole? I liked it.
Bet is an unpretentious young girl. She is neither referred to as a beauty nor anything else, the focus is on her character of personality. I was so happy to read a book where character meant more than outward appearance.
There are a few drawings in the book, I consider them snippets that add to the story. There is great attention to fine details.
I really liked this book and enjoyed reading it!
Published by Greenwillow Books, a division of Harper Collins in 2004
For Ages 8 and Up
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