May B

May B

A Novel

Book - 2012
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When a failed wheat crop nearly bankrupts the Betterly family, Pa pulls twelve-year-old May, who suffers from dyslexia, from school and hires her out to a couple new to the Kansas frontier.
Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781582464121
158246412X
9781582463933
158246393X
Characteristics: 231 p. ; 21 cm

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Library_Jill Jun 14, 2017

A beautiful novel in verse about a girl who finds herself abandoned on the prairie with winter on the way. Great for fans of the Little House on the Prairie series and Karen Hesse's "Out of the Dust," this story has few words, but a lot of heart, and explores themes of survival, dyslexia, and finding the courage to take hold of one's own destiny.

AL_KATI Jun 05, 2017

Pleasantly surprised, enough so that I read this in a day. I don't typically go for novels in verse but this one read like a novel. Perfect for fans of the "Little House" books.

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kiandra333
Dec 13, 2014

This was a great book it was short but very descriptive it was one of my favorites

KCLSKidsGenre May 23, 2014

So much expression in so few words. A good choice for reluctant readers and fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Ages 10-14.

JCLMelodyMK Feb 05, 2014

A quick and insightful read in the life of a dyslexic child on the prairie and how girls were treated and valued during that time period.

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ychi
Jul 14, 2012

This middle-grade historical novel-in-verse is fast-paced and fluid; with an in-depth look at prairie life and an elegant writing style, the author brings a harsh winter and a courageous protagonist to life.

Angela_rose_levy May 31, 2012

Really great YA poetic novel...facscinating looks at prairie life (ala Laura Ingalls Wilder) and a great resilient main character.

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Jul 14, 2012

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Angela_rose_levy May 31, 2012

Angela_rose_levy thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and under

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