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The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt: A Novel in Pictures

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Caroline Preston
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Frankie Pratt is a small town girl who records her 1920s life on her father’s old Smith Corona.  Along with her chronicle, Frankie adds memorabilia from her life and the time period.  The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt: A Novel in Pictures  is presented as part-story, part-scrapbook – the narrative is enhanced with vintage photographs and other real ephemera of the day.  The result is a nostalgic and literally colorful story of a young girl’s adventure through life from small town to big city and everywhere in between. The author, a former archivist, uses items she has collected, as well as period photos and ads, to enrich Frankie’s captivating story.   The result is sort of a three-dimensional novel that is a truly unique and enjoyable read.

--- Lori S., Reader Services