The discussion Wool-Girl and the Balls of Wool is available in the public forum so I wanted to write this here
as more of a private KAS only viewing place.
A lovely neighbour has a Wool-Girl book and her small niece came one day last year and met Wool-Girl and the other dolls. She was so sweet and so gentle with the dolls.
When she visits her aunt they read the Wool-Girl book together.
Last month her mother lost her battle with cancer and the three children from age four to nine have a big space in their
Yesterday when the little four year old niece and her Dad visited her aunt, after the adults had been chatting for a
while, the little one went to the book shelf and took out the Wool-Girl book and asked to have it read to her.
It is such a beautiful thing to hear about the way Wool-Girl has appealed to the little children and how they
engage with the story. The story is of course of the children of South Africa and their need to be warm and to
be given love.
While the book has not been a financial success it has certainly been a success as a book which engages
children - some of them in South Africa in the orphanages - and gives pleasure in their lives.