Tadpole by Ruth White

TadpoleWhat does a boy playing a guitar and singing have to do with tadpoles? Well, it’s his nickname, but you’ll have to read this story about coming of age in 1955 Appalachia to find out why he was called Tadpole. You might also enjoy the naming trend in his cousin’s family. The four sisters are named Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, and Georgia. Carolina, the runt of the family, tells us about Tadpole’s cruel uncle and guardian and about the fun times the cousins have together in spite of their money problems. The interesting characters and mountain dialect add to the southern charm of the story as the family works together to solve a variety of problems.

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