The Hat Peddler
“The Hat Peddler” is a wilderness adaptation of “Caps for Sale” by Esphyr Slobodkina. In 1998, when Wisconsin had its Sesquicentennial, my husband and I participated in a voyageur adventure. At the end of a long day of canoeing, protecting our “precious goods,” portaging and other activities such as fire starting, ax throwing and shooting a black powder rifle, we all gathered around a campfire and told stories or sang songs. Al put me in charge of telling a story.