Elizabeth and the Potato Dolly
Barbara Sorensen Fallick, author
Elizabeth and the Potato Dolly is a nostalgic look at yesteryear too precious to sweep into the dustbin of history. Unique among pioneer stories with its reenactment at a living history museum, the artfully done photographs bring authenticity to the story. Elizabeth is sent to the root cellar to fetch potatoes for her Pappa’s dinner. When she doesn’t return promptly, her mother repeatedly calls but “Elizabeth does not answer and Elizabeth does not come.” This parallelism tickles young readers as does Mama’s elongated calling, “Eliiiiii-zabeth.” The children become intrigued to know what has become of Elizabeth.