Looking out my front door, across the grassy field in the shade of the trees, I saw a tall, shimmering, orange flower that stood above all the tall grasses. Curious, I went over to see it. I knew it was a lily, but had no idea what kind. At this time, I knew nothing about wildflowers beyond dandelions and Queen Ann’s Lace. I had never seen this beautiful flower. On another occasion, I found a pretty purple flower and wondered what it might be.
Here is a very brief and incomplete synopsis of Winter’s Bone, Daniel Woodrell’s dark portrait of the Ozarks : the only way teenager Ree Dolly can save her family is to get her father to turn himself into the law. There are two large obstacles that prevent this from happening, one being that she doesn’t know where her father is and secondly, the people who do know where he is don’t like questions.
Work, work, work! Whew, is it time for a cheese break yet? Squeaker is showing the librarians that a mouse is an integral part of the computer. Well, of course it is! He is doing research about cheese; there are 670 well known types of cheese produced. Squeaker said that was ok for starters. He’s suggesting a field trip to the local grocery store. Squeaker said, so many cheeses, so little time, sigh. We’ll let squeaker get back to his research and see him at storytime on Thursday.