Kitty and Mr Kipling

Written by Lenore Blegvad
Review by Nancy Castaldo


When Mr. Kipling and his wife come to the small Vermont town of Dummerston, Vermont, the town is thrown into chaos by the famous author. Blegvad’s fictional character of Kitty becomes mesmerized by the Kiplings and Mr. Kipling’s works in progress. The sweet story nicely mixes fiction with historical facts. Readers of Little House on the Prairie and The Courage of Sarah Noble will enjoy Lenore Blegvad’s Kitty and Mr. Kipling: Neighbors in Vermont. Like The Courage of Sarah Noble, this is a fast read and a good introduction into historical fiction for younger readers. Erik Blegvad’s pencil sketch illustrations give the book a somewhat dated, but warm, appeal. Ages 8-10.