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ISBN13: 9780064408561
ISBN10: 0064408566
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She may be a miracle, but she's no proper young lady!

It isn't easy being a pioneer in the state of Washington in 1899, but it's particularly hard when you are the only girl ever born in the new settlement. With seven older brothers and a love of adventure, May Amelia Jackson just can't seem to abide her family's insistence that she behave like a Proper Young Lady. Not when there's fishing to be done, sheep to be herded, and real live murderers to be captured! May is sure she could manage better if only there were at least one other girl living along the banks of the Nasel River. And now that Mama's going to have a baby, maybe there's hope....

00-01 Utah Book Award (Gr. 3-6) and 00-01 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Bk Award Masterlist

Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2000, National Council for SS &Child. Book Council, 2000 Newbery Honor Book, and 2000 Notable Children's Books (ALA)

Synopsis:

It isn′t easy being a pioneer in the state of Washington in 1899, but it′s particularly hard when you are the only girl ever born in the new settlement. With seven older brothers and a love of adventure, May Amelia Jackson just can′t seem to abide her family′s insistence that she behave like a Proper Young Lady. She′s sure she could do better if only there were at least one other girl living along the banks of the Nasel River. And now that Mama′s going to have a baby, maybe there′s hope.

Inspired by the diaries of her great-aunt, the real May Amelia, first-time novelist Jennifer Holm has given us a beautifully crafted tale of one young girl whose unique spirit captures the courage, humour, passion and depth of the American pioneer experience.

∗Newbery Honour Book (USA), 2000

Ages 10+

Synopsis:

Inspired by the diaries of her great-aunt, the real May Amelia, who grew up in Washington State at the turn of the 20th century, first-time novelist Holm has rendered a beautiful crafted tale of one young girl whose unique spirit captures the courage, humor, passion, and depth of the American pioneer experience.

About the Author

Jennifer L. Holm is the author of the Newbery Honor Book Our Only May Amelia and the contemporary young adult thriller, The Creek, as well as the other books of the Boston Jane trilogy: Boston Jane: An Adventure and Boston Jane: Wilderness Days. She lives with her husband and son and cat in the wilds of Maryland.

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Scott Lundh, May 11, 2008 (view all comments by Scott Lundh)
I am currently going through my annual (and inevitable) grieving process that comes with the completion of Our Only May Amelia. I don’t know where the book could go from where Jennifer Holm ends it, but when my daily visits with May end, I really miss her.

As a teacher of reading and, more importantly, a reader, I’ve come to realize that reading isn’t inherently enjoyable. I tested that theory by attempting to read my homeowners insurance policy. I would rather pay for damage that is covered than read any part of that policy ever again. What makes readers want to read are writers like Jennifer Holm.

Please read and share this book with someone.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780064408561
performance Performance:
Emmy Rossum.
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
Holm, Jennifer L.
Author:
by Jennifer L Holm
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Washington
Subject:
Finnish Americans.
Subject:
Children's audiobooks.
Subject:
Washington (state)
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 19th Century
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Unabridged.
Edition Description:
Harper Trophy Paperback
Series:
Harper Trophy Books Paperback
Series Volume:
[66]
Publication Date:
20010424
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.62x4.18x.69 in. .40 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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"Synopsis" by , It isn′t easy being a pioneer in the state of Washington in 1899, but it′s particularly hard when you are the only girl ever born in the new settlement. With seven older brothers and a love of adventure, May Amelia Jackson just can′t seem to abide her family′s insistence that she behave like a Proper Young Lady. She′s sure she could do better if only there were at least one other girl living along the banks of the Nasel River. And now that Mama′s going to have a baby, maybe there′s hope.

Inspired by the diaries of her great-aunt, the real May Amelia, first-time novelist Jennifer Holm has given us a beautifully crafted tale of one young girl whose unique spirit captures the courage, humour, passion and depth of the American pioneer experience.

∗Newbery Honour Book (USA), 2000

Ages 10+

"Synopsis" by , Inspired by the diaries of her great-aunt, the real May Amelia, who grew up in Washington State at the turn of the 20th century, first-time novelist Holm has rendered a beautiful crafted tale of one young girl whose unique spirit captures the courage, humor, passion, and depth of the American pioneer experience.

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