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Our only May Amelia / by Jennifer L. Holm.

By: Holm, Jennifer L.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, c1999Edition: 1st ed.ISBN: 0060278226; 9780060278229; 0060283548 (lib. bdg.); 9780060283544 (lib. bdg.).Subject(s): Frontier and pioneer life -- Washington (State) -- Juvenile fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction | Sex role -- Juvenile fiction | Finnish Americans -- Juvenile fiction | Frontier and pioneer life -- Juvenile fiction | Washington (State) -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: 823.4 | [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.H732226 | Ou 1999
Contents:
My Brother Wilbert Tells Me -- There Ain't No Gentlemen on the Nasel -- There Are Miracles and There Are Sheeps -- No Kind of a Brother -- Grandmother Tries Our Patience -- How to Be a Proper Young Lady -- Bad Days Indeed -- Mothers Grow Up Young Here -- What Happened on the Smith Island -- The Things I Have Seen -- A Sorry Girl Indeed -- A Lucky Doll -- Happy to Be Here.
Awards: Newbery Honor Book, 2000.Summary: As the only girl in a Finnish American family of seven brothers, May Amelia Jackson resents being expected to act like a lady while growing up in Washington state in 1899.
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CML Adolescent Fiction University of Texas At Tyler
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H7467OU (Browse shelf) Available 0000001399757

My Brother Wilbert Tells Me -- There Ain't No Gentlemen on the Nasel -- There Are Miracles and There Are Sheeps -- No Kind of a Brother -- Grandmother Tries Our Patience -- How to Be a Proper Young Lady -- Bad Days Indeed -- Mothers Grow Up Young Here -- What Happened on the Smith Island -- The Things I Have Seen -- A Sorry Girl Indeed -- A Lucky Doll -- Happy to Be Here.

As the only girl in a Finnish American family of seven brothers, May Amelia Jackson resents being expected to act like a lady while growing up in Washington state in 1899.

Newbery Honor Book, 2000.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-May is the only girl born in the sparsely populated area along Washington state's Nasel River at the end of the 19th century, and the youngest in a family with seven boys. Inspired by her grandaunt's diary and after researching the Finnish-American community of that place and time, Jennifer L. Holm wrote this Newbery Honor book (HarperCollins, 1999). It combines historical fiction with coming-of-age concerns as May Amelia Jackson relates everyday activities such as tending the sheep and helping her pregnant mother with household chores. She also includes straightforward descriptions of family conflicts, the stabbing of a local woman, and encounters with bears and a mountain lion. Most devastating for May is the loss of her baby sister and the cruelty of her paternal grandmother, but the girl's mischievous spirit adds many amusing moments. Emmy Rossum does a marvelous narration, handling both the light-hearted and the somber with youthful vocal veracity. Though the book has a large cast of characters and a variety of evocative events, the first-person narrative style works well in a recorded format. Clearly marked cassettes with good sound quality are ready for circulation in a sturdy, attractive plastic case. This is a useful addition to middle school and public library collections.-Barbara Wysocki, Cora J. Belden Library, Rocky Hill, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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After graduating from Dickinson College, Jennifer L. Holm became a broadcast producer of television commercials and music videos for numerous companies including Nickelodeon, MTV, American Express, Hershey's and Huggies. Her first book, Our Only May Amelia, was a 2000 Newbery Honor Book. Both Penny from Heaven and Turtle in Paradise were Newbery Honor recipients in 2007 and 2011, respectively. She is also the author of numerous series including Boston Jane, Babymouse, and The Stink Files, which she writes with her husband Jonathan Hamel. Her title, The Fourteenth Goldfish made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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