The Rope Walk by Carrie Brown is a wonderful journey with two ten-year-olds, Alice and Theo, during their summer break in New England. Left alone for many hours, they begin a friendship with a cosmopolitan neighbor, Kenneth, who has returned home to convalesce. Alice and Theo’s affection for Kenneth lead them to create a rope walk for his enjoyment of the nearby woods where Kenneth spent a lot of time as a child. But just as rope sometimes unravels, good intentions lead to unexpected consequences. Alice’s love of books and time spent at the library brought back many wonderful memories of my childhood.
I had the pleasure of listening to a recording of this book and was very sorry when it came to an end. The narration by Elaina Erika Davis was wonderful and added to my enjoyment of the book. This was an unexpected pick for All Iowa Reads but a very good choice. ~~Enjoy~~