Clever Beatrice

Beatrice lives in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and everyone comments on how clever she is.

One day, Beatrice’s mother sadly places the last bowl of porridge in front of her. Beatrice decides she needs to go into the north woods and make some money to help her mother.

Her mother dismisses the idea. Beatrice certainly could not be a lumberjack – and even though she’s clever, could she really match wits with a giant?

Beatrice decides to take her chances and heads out to meet the giant.

What follows is a series of challenges – and Beatrice does hold her own.

Clever Beatrice by Margaret Willey and beautifully illustrated by Heather M. Solomon is a fun, north woods tale. Honestly, Beatrice seems more confident than clever – but I suppose both are necessary in order to match wits with a giant.

Recommended for preschool and elementary ages.

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