Saving Sweetness

Author(s): 
Diane Stanley
Copyright: 
1996
Publisher: 
Putnam Juvenile3
Number of pages: 
32 pages
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Review: 

This delightful little story is the first of two Texas 'small tales'. Sweetness, the tiniest orphan, is aptly named which is one reason why the good-hearted but somewhat clueless sheriff can't resist her. The story is told in Texas twang entirely from the sheriff's point of view, but the clever illustrations provide a broader picture and add to the fun. There are elements of adventure, danger, cruelty, humor, justice, and goodness, all culminating in generous, fatherly love. What more could you want?

Review Date: 
2-27-2010
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