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The Trouble with May Amelia - Jennifer L. Holm
The Trouble with May Amelia
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May Amelia Jackson captured readers' hearts in the Newbery Honor Book Our Only May Amelia. Now, after over ten years, Jennifer Holm is bringing this beloved character back in a beautiful way. The Trouble with May Amelia is a gorgeously written story that's as heartbreaking as it is funny. May... show more
May Amelia Jackson captured readers' hearts in the Newbery Honor Book Our Only May Amelia. Now, after over ten years, Jennifer Holm is bringing this beloved character back in a beautiful way. The Trouble with May Amelia is a gorgeously written story that's as heartbreaking as it is funny. May Amelia lives in pioneer Washingon State in 1900, and she just can't act the part of a proper young lady. Working a farm on the rainy Nasel River isn't easy - especially when you have seven brothers and a Pappa who proclaims that Girls Are Useless. May Amelia thinks she may have finally earned her father's respect when he asks her to translate for a gentleman who's interested in buying their land and making them rich. But when the deal turns out to be a scam, Pappa places all the blame on May. It's going to take a lot of sisu - that's Finnish for guts - to make things right.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781416913733 (1416913734)
ASIN: 1416913734
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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afterwhat
afterwhat rated it
It's 1900, and May Amelia lives on a farm in Nasel, Washington with her Pappa, her Mama, and her seven older brothers. Everyone in the area, including May Amelia's family, is Finnish-American, and everyone that lives in Nasel has to have a whole lot of sisu--that's Finn for guts--because Nasel is a...
Sparrow
Sparrow rated it
I’m one of those annoying people who, when someone else waxes nostalgic about a previous decade or century, is always like, “sexist, racist, no hot running water, cobble stones are annoying, smelly, wild animals, Hitler, and no zippers.” I dig simplicity, but that’s pretty much in the eye of the be...
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