12-year-old Batya wants nothing more than to become a woodcarver like her father, but she’s not allowed to because she’s a girl! Will things be any different for Batya in America?
Ages 9+
Pages 110
Publisher Kar-Ben
Coming Mar 2021
PJ Our Way Author Incentive Award Winner

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124 Reviews

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Amazing book with great messages!

Review by Aliyah

The Woodcarver’s Daughter is about a girl named Batya living in 1915 Russia who wants to be a woodcarver. When she and her family move to America, she hopes the rules will be different, but it’s the same! Only boys can be woodcarvers; girls have to learn to iron and sew! But one day she ditches school and finds a carousel, some new friends, and a chance at following her dream. This was a great book, and I liked seeing a bit of what life was like back then. I loved this book, and I think you will too if you like books about history, feminism, and altogether amazing stories.

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Definitely not for me

Review by ewokwriter

I found this book boring. I try and give every book I read a chance, but this one was just… annoying. The plot has great potential, but the writing was dreadful and unoriginal. Also, this book should NOT be on PJ Our Way. It’s definitely better fitting for PJ Library. To be honest, I have gotten better books off PJ Library than this one. To wrap it all up; this was a waste of time. There are MUCH better books out there.

Nov 19, 2022 03:20 PM
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Review by Earthkid

I think it was pretty good, I liked how the chapter names were names of materials.

Nov 08, 2022 06:42 AM
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relly good

Review by jzpdx

good book the start is a little boring but if you keep reading you will fall in love with the book.

Nov 02, 2022 01:44 PM
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The Woodcarver's Daughter

Review by Smile613

I didn't like the book that much> The plot and Idea was good but I didn't really like how the writer wrote the book. I normally like every book I read but this one didn't catch my attention. By the second chapter I stoped reading it because in my opinion it was boring. I dont recomend this book.

Nov 01, 2022 08:09 PM
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Good book

Review by PJLibraryisthebest

this was a very good book about a girl who wants to be a woodcarver just like her dad, but she isnt allowed. The only thing i didnt like was that everything in the book happened exactly like you thought it would

Jul 03, 2022 03:04 AM