How I Became an
by James Skofield
put away her embroidery, taken an old, broken-down boot that she had
scoured clean, and placed it on a newspaper she had laid on the table.
She was decorating the boot with a red and blue bow.
earth are you doing to that boot?" asked Mama, astonished.
antique. I'm going to hang it on the wall. It's all the fashion."
foolishness," Tata said and smiled.
to follow every fashion, Regina? Every folly!" Mama said, but she meant
hung the boot on the wall in our bedroom. Now we're fashionable and
antique at the same time.
Skofield is a translator, writer, and librettist who has
been the recipient of many grants and prizes. He lives in Walpole, New
120 pages, $ 15.95
L. Batchelder Award 2002,
Notable Children´s Book 2002
is also available in Germany.
It exists in a slightly modified version in German,