Book Spotlight: The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt

The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt:  a novel in pictures by Caroline Preston

Review by Rachel, Librarian at Rincon Valley

This unusual and delightful novel tells the story to Frances "Frankie" Pratt, a young woman who grew up in New Hampshire in the early 20th Century.  After Frankie's graduation from high school in 1920 she uses a scrapbook and her father's old Corona typewriter to compile memorabilia and stories from her life.  Each full color page of the scrapbook shows a collage of mementos from 1920's that carefully tell the story of Frankie Pratt's transition from her teen years to adulthood.  A charming story with vivid characters, The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt reveals a time in history that reminds us that anything is possible when you follow your dreams.  Highly recommended!