I've known it since last night:It's been too long to expect them to return. Something's happened."If May is a brave, stubborn fighter, the short, free-verse lines are one-two punches in this Laura Ingalls Wilder-inspired ode to the human spirit," raved Kirkus Reviews in a starred review. May is... show more
I've known it since last night:It's been too long to expect them to return. Something's happened."If May is a brave, stubborn fighter, the short, free-verse lines are one-two punches in this Laura Ingalls Wilder-inspired ode to the human spirit," raved Kirkus Reviews in a starred review. May is helping out on a neighbor's Kansas prairie homestead—just until Christmas, says Pa. She wants to contribute, but it's hard to be separated from her family by 15 long, unfamiliar miles. Then the unthinkable happens: May is abandoned. Trapped in a tiny snow-covered sod house, isolated from family and neighbors, May must prepare for the oncoming winter. While fighting to survive, May's memories of her struggles with reading at school come back to haunt her. But she's determined to find her way home again. Caroline Starr Rose's fast-paced novel, written in beautiful and riveting verse, gives readers a strong new heroine to love.
Publish date: January 10th 2012
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
Caroline Starr Rose's May B. is an inspiring and captivating story of one young girl's heroic struggle for survival. May B. is sent to live and work for new neighbors 15 long miles away from home, but when the unthinkable happens, May B. finds herself alone in the soddy during the harsh winter month...
Such a lovely book. Poor May(Mavis).The book was in verse, so it wasn't my favourite kind of reading style, but it still was beautiful to read the story of May.Luckily May is a very strong girl and she keeps going, just fighting and trying to do her daily things even when things look bad.
A swift, sweet read -- a middle-grade novel in verse. Grab this if you loved "On The Banks of Plum Creek."
Loved the story line. I didn't want to put it down. The ending was a bit abrupt, though. Would like to have spent more time with May B.
I absolutely adored this book! It had a bit of a slow start, but once I read more of May's story, I was completely caught up in it! May is one brave, strong, and truly inspirational little girl. :D I definitely recommend this one, especially if you're a poetic verse fan! :D