Pencil Shavings: Growing Up in a One-Room Country School on the North Dakota Prairie by Lela Atwood Peterson
This book tells of the author's experiences while attending a country school for eight years in a unique community built of love and trust. Pencil Shavings contains touching, sad, hilarious, and delightful stories.
This is Peterson's second book, and after finding more in her research, revealed the climate of small communities and challenges of organizing and keeping a rural school open and staffed by a teacher. This book allows us to relive her childhood happenings that occurred within the confines of a small building.