The last in this little series of illustrations features our intrepid heroine Nina reading her favorite adventure novel from her perch in a tall tree. When I was Nina's age, I would occasionally take a book up into a tree in my backyard. It was not the most comfortable place to read, so I didn't do it often. But it seemed like something a character in a book would do--one of those girl protagonists* who were kind of like me, but a bit braver, a bit more witty, a bit more exciting.
And with that, I'm going out for a walk. It's over 60 degrees in Ohio in March... this I must enjoy while it lasts!