The Trouble with May Amelia
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- Brief Synopsis:
- Living with seven brothers and her father, who thinks girls are useless, a thirteen-year-old Finnish American farm girl is determined to prove her worth when a enterprising gentleman tries to purchase their cash-strapped family settlement in Washington State in 1900.
- Long Synopsis:
- May Amelia Jackson captured readers' hearts in the Newbery Honor Book Our Only May Amelia. Now, after more than ten years, Jennifer Holm is bringing this beloved character back in a beautifully written story that's both heartbreaking and hilarious. May Amelia lives with her pioneer family on a farm in 1900, but she just can't act the part of a proper young lady--and it doesn't help that she has seven brothers and a pappa who proclaims that Girls Are Useless. May Amelia jumps at the chance to earn 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.
- Book Quality:
- Publisher Quality
- ATHENEUM BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
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- Copyrighted By:
- Jennifer L. Holm, Adam Gustavson
- Adult content:
- English US
- Children's Books, History, Literature and Fiction
- Grade Levels:
- Third grade, Fourth grade, Fifth grade, Sixth grade
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- Bookshare Staff
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