Booky has matured since we first met her, but her spunk and humour remain in this final book of this beloved series!
Booky is back! Ever since she "romped through the Depression on her skinny legs",she has delighted readers with her feistiness and nerve. In this last book of the popular series, Booky finishes high school and lands her first job. She meets Lucy Maud Montgomery and begins her own writing career. No longer the scatterbrain she was in her younger years, Booky navigates through adolescence, falls in love and moves gracefully into adulthood.
This lovely reissue, with its updated look, will find its way into the hearts and minds of a whole new generation of Booky fans!close this panel
Bernice Thurman Hunter was born in 1922. She spent her adult years as an Eaton's employee, and did not publish her first book, That Scatterbrain Booky, until 1981, when she was a grandmother. She went on to write many more highly acclaimed historical novels, including two more in the Booky series. She received the 1989 Vicky Metcalf Award for her body of work, and was made a Member of the Order of Canada shortly before her death in 2002.close this panel
"As adults talk openly about job losses and market meltdowns...[these reissues]help children explore what happened years ago during the Great Depression." — The Chronicle Heraldclose this panel