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The Adventures of Tittletom by Ellis Credle
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Boats: Speeding! Sailing! Cruising! by Patricia Hubbell
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Brownie and Pearl Get Dolled Up by Cynthia Rylant
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Forever by Rachel Pollack
Frankie Pickle and the Pine Run 3000 by Eric Wight
Harriet's Halloween Candy by Nancy Carlson
A History of Cadmium by Elizabeth Bourne
Knitty Kitty by David Elliott
The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker
The Long Retreat by Robert Reed
Looking for Jake by China Miéville
Maid of Murder by Amanda Flower
Make-Believe by Michael Reaves
The Octonauts and the Frown Fish by Meomi
One to Nine by Andrew Hodges
Raiders' Ransom by Emily Diamand
The Secret of the Old Clock by Caroline Keene
Sector 7 by David Wiesner
The Tarot Cafe #3 by Sang-Sun Park
Ten Little Fish by Audrey Wood
Waiting for the Phone to Ring by Richard Bowes
Waking Up Wendell by April Stevens
What Can You Do With a Rebozo? by Carmen Tafolla
When Pigasso Met Mootisse by Nina Laden


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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for The Little Giant of Aberdeen County

The Little Giant of Aberdeen County: 12/26/10

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)Truly Plaice, a very large and physically imposing young woman, narrates The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker. She and her "perfect" sister, Serena Jane are separated after the death of their father, the mother having died in childbirth.

The story though isn't so much about Truly as it is about Aberdeen County and the other people who live there. It reminds me a bit of Cicily Alaska, fictional town in Northern Exposure.

It took me a long while to warm to Truly as a character. That's part of the point of the book though. She physically can't fit in with the feminine norms of her town. As a child her father resorts to dressing her in overalls as they fit her better, there just aren't any dresses large enough for her growing frame. Truly doesn't try to fit in just to be accepted and she in turn befriends a few other oddballs and outcasts.

Ultimately it was the other characters in the book that won me over completely. Truly I can take or leave but her kith and kin are fascinating.

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