In World War II, Great Britain needed lumber to make planes, ships, and even newspapers—but there weren’t enough men to cut down the trees. Enter the fearless Lumber Jills! These young women may not have had much woodcutting experience, but they each had two hands willing to work and one stout heart, and they came together to do their part. Discover this lyrical story of home front heroism and female friendship.
The sentence structure of the book is a bit choppy but the story is interesting and teaches a bit of history that may be unfamiliar.
Alexandra Davis studied Children’s Literature at New York University. Since then, Alex has developed her picture book writing while working in the legendary New York children’s bookstore, Books of Wonder, on 5th Avenue selling high-fashion shoes and handbags, and at home raising a curious little boy. Lumber Jills is her first book.