I must admit that this is one of those books that has sat on our bookshelf for years without us ever reading it. My son never showed an interest in it and we had so many other books that I guess I never gave it the time needed to read it.
I recently took the time to read Silent Observer and found it to be an interesting book about the author and her early years as a deaf child. She lost her hearing in 1891, at the age of two, from a bout of "Winter Fever."
As a child, Christy loved to explore the farm she lived on. Christy, her brothers and her sisters all had daily chores. There was much happiness and joy, but there was also sadness. Their mother died while giving birth and a sibling died from typhoid fever.
Although this book is written and illustrated by the author, Christy MacKinnon, it was not put together until years later, after her death in 1981. Ms. MacKinnon's niece, Inez MacKinnon Simeone completed the manuscript and the layout of the book in September 1992.
QUESTION OF THE DAY: Do you know what "Winter Fever" is?
(You will find the answer to the above question in the first comment box below.)