Tanya Landman & Richard Holland
Walker, 2010 (2010)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
live on a farm with my father and two brothers. One day my father realized he was faced with a serious dilemma. He was getting older and he didn't know which one of this children should get the farm after he passed away.
hen he had a bright idea. My dad gave each of my brothers a penny and said, '
With your penny, you must each buy something that will fill the whole house.
' Perhaps you noticed I wasn't part of this contest. Being a girl, my father didn't think I could operate the farm.
ell, both my brothers tried to complete this task but both failed. One of them purchased straw and the other bought feathers (you could buy a lot for a penny years ago!), but neither one of them could fill up our farmhouse.
t that point I asked my father, '
Where's my penny?
' he sputtered. '
But you're a girl! Everyone knows that girls can't run farms.
smiled and replied, '
It takes brains, not brawn, to run a farm. Give me my penny, and I'll show you.
ell, he reluctantly gave me a penny. And, guess what? I accomplished the task that both my brothers failed at. I won't tell you what I purchased; you'll have to read my story to find out. But, I will tell you that upon my father's death I inherited the farm and it prospered and flourished.
y story certainly proves that girls are just as capable as boys. Tell us we can't do something and you might be very surprised at how we respond!
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