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ISBN13: 9780397301096
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Birdie Boyer was a Florida Cracker. She belonged to a large "strawberry family," who lived on a flatwoods farm in the lake section of the state. They raised strawberries for a living.

Through all the hazards of the uncertain crop — battling against dry weather and grass fires, the roving hogs and cattle of their neighbors — Birdie dreamed of an education that would include playing the organ. In the end she won not only the title of "strawberry girl," but book learning as well.

This is a story full of enterprise and fun and tire excitement of real life in this interesting part of America.

Lois Lenski has used again her gift for catching the flavor and drama of life in a remote corner of America. It is the second of a series of regional stories through which she promises to introduce other fascinating and little-known backgrounds to boys and girls. This story will take a place beside her popular Louisiana story Bayou Suzette in the affection of readers.

The eighty-four illustrations are distinguished for their action and fascinating detail. They add greatly to this true picture of Florida life at a time when old Florida ways were changing to new. Winner, 1946 Newbery Medal
Notable Children's Books of 1945 (ALA)

About the Author

In addition to illustrating the first four Betsy-Tacy books, Lois Lenski (1893-1974) was the 1946 Newberry Medal winning author of Strawberry Girl.In addition to illustrating the first four Betsy-Tacy books, Lois Lenski (1893-1974) was the 1946 Newberry Medal winning author of Strawberry Girl.

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N, February 8, 2012 (view all comments by N)
This is a wonderful book. I'm delighted to find it in an electronic version from Open Road. It has all of Lois Lenski's terrific illustrations. A realistic view of "Cracker" life in Florida. As always with these older books a happy ending. I loved this book as a child and love it again as I reread it in my 50s.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780397301096
Author:
Lenski, Lois
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Author:
by Lois Lenski
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Animals - Farm Animals
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
People & Places - United States
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Lifestyles - Country Life
Subject:
Lifestyles - Farm Life
Subject:
Sheep
Subject:
Lifestyles - Farm Life & Ranch Life
Subject:
Farm life -- Fiction.
Subject:
Florida Fiction.
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
F3807
Publication Date:
19450131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.28x6.22x.96 in. 1.29 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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