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May B. by Caroline Starr Rose

May B. (2012)

by Caroline Starr Rose

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Fans of the Little House on the Prairie Books would like this book. Would you be able to survive if you were left on your own in a soddy house on the prairie? Shows how tough you can be when you need to survive. ( )
  TeamDewey | Feb 22, 2014 |
#Bookaday. Wow, wow, wow. Loved this one. Written in strong, descriptive verse, this is the story of a girl abandoned on the prairie, who must survive loneliness and deprivation and the memory of her failures at school. A perfect companion to "The Long Winter." ( )
  Turrean | Feb 15, 2014 |
When the new wife of a neighbor has trouble adjusting to life on the Kansas prairie, May is sent to work at the homestead. She doesn't want to go, as she's concerned her schooling will come to an end and she'll be farther behind than she already is. With her dreams of becoming a teacher fading with her new responsibilities and dyslexia, May finds herself in a home where criticism is as common as the grassy plains. One day, May finds herself completely alone on the homestead and months before her father is scheduled to bring her back home. ( )
  laurensx | Jan 30, 2014 |
Caroline Starr Rose is
A Laura Ingalls Wilder
Who traded her prose
For poetry
But she did not
Go awry.

She is an apple
That did not fall
Far from the tree.

( )
  potterhead9.75 | Jan 5, 2014 |
May is helping out on a neighbor's homestead - just until Christmas, her pa promises. But when a terrible turn of events leaves her all alone, she must try to find food and fuel - and courage - to make it through the approaching winter. ( )
  jepeters333 | Dec 29, 2013 |
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In loving memory of my grandmother
--Gene Starr Craig

For my students in New Mexico, Florida, Virginia, and Louisiana:  There are a few of you whose needs I didn't fully understand and others I could have done better by.  This story is for you.
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When a failed wheat crop nearly bankrupts the Betterly family, Pa pulls twelve-year-old May from school and hires her out to a couple new to the Kansas frontier.

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