Mary Smith - Andrea U'ren

I found this at the library for Ridley because I liked the illustration style, and the story turned out to be fun, clever, and based on a true story. In the early twentieth century, people in Englaned hired "knocker-ups" to come around and bang on their windows in the mornings so they could get to work on time. Mary Smith, apparently a real figure, was a knocker-up who used a pea-shooter to wake up her clients. This book shows her making her rounds one morning, shooting dried peas all around town.

Plus, the author's from Portland, Oregon, so that's a bonus, too.

Fed to jonathan's brain | December 30, 2006 | Comments (0)


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