At a glance:
- Author: Elizabeth Coatsworth
- First Published: 1934
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Historical fiction
- Time of Work: 1790, just after the American Revolution
- Setting: The move from Massachusetts to Maine
- Characters: Sally Smith, Aunt Nannie, Aunt Deborah, Aunt Esther, Uncle Joseph, Uncle Eben
- Genres: Long fiction, Historical fiction, Novel
- Subjects: Girls, Family or family life, North America or North Americans, Poetry or poets, New England, Farms, farmers, or farming, Eighteenth century, Adoption or adopted children, Orphans or orphanages, Dolls or dollhouses
- Locales: United States, Massachusetts, Maine, North America
Form and Content
Away Goes Sally contains thirteen relatively short chapters with a poem written by the author, Elizabeth Coatsworth, at the end of each chapter. The poems generally concern nature and describe the season of the chapter. They appeal to the senses, conjuring up feelings of warmth. The book is written in the third person and contains much dialogue. Eleven full-page, black-and-white illustrations by Helen Sewell, adapting the technique of old woodcuts, can be found as decoration within the text. Many of them have a delicate, thin line decorative border. In...
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