Saturday, August 25, 2018
A Stitch in Time
At first I found the title of this book confusing because it didn’t seem to be about sewing. But it actually is. Taxidermy involves sewing animal skins together after the insides have been removed and the skins are stuffed.
Donut is only eleven years old, but she has already learned to stuff small, dead animals and add glass eyes to make them look alive.
Her godfather, Uncle Sam, has taught her how to do that.
But Donut has become an orphan and her irritating aunt has come from Boston and intends to take the girl back there and put her in a school.
No! Donut is determined not to go and is willing to take any risk to stay where she has always lived. As the story unfolds she gets into all sorts of trouble.
A Stitch in Time is historical fiction and takes place in the early 20th century. It’s well written, the characters are believable, and the conflict is real.
I look forward to reading more books by Daphne Kilmar in the future.