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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)

About the Author

Jennifer L. Holm is the grandniece of Alice Amelia Holm, a Finnish-American girl born on the Nasel River in Washington state during the nineteenth century. The recent discovery of her grandaunt's diary and her ancestors' adventures in the Pacific Northwest inspired the character of May Amelia.

Ms. Holm produces television commercials and lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she is working on her next book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060278229
Author:
Holm, Jennifer L.
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
by Jennifer L Holm
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 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:
Washington (State) Fiction.
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
19990604
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.68x5.68x.90 in. .93 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

Related Subjects

Children's » Awards » Newbery Award Winners
Children's » Reference » Family and Genealogy

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