A book about a farm with ten kids and a LOT of cats.
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Shoebox Funeral: Stories from Wolf Creek, by Elisabeth Voltz is an emotional journey through childhood on a farm. Set in Grove City, Pennsylvania, this book features lovely illustrations by Idil Gözde and an endless cast of four-legged and feathered critters. There’s a robot, too, but more on that later.
Told in a slow-rolling first person, this book reflects on the joy and pain brought about by the circle of life. Yet, this isn’t a story told through rose-tinted glasses. For every kitten born and duckling hatched, there’s a tale of horrific accidents and devastating disease. But the tragedies and heartache never stopped Elisabeth and her family from taking in and caring for the maimed and unwanted creatures neighbors dropped at their door.
And the book also has old photographs in the back. Some are pictures of the author and her family. But many are pictures of animals. And there’s also a picture of the family robot. But I don’t want to give too much away in this review, so you’ll have to get the book to find out more. Because when you have the background this author has, things are bound to get interesting.
Elisabeth Voltz was born on a farm in Grove City PA, the tenth child to a horticulturalist and a mathematician/exorcist.
~excerpt from the official Amazon blurb
Really, really interesting. So, get a copy to read more.
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