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Missing May by Cynthia Rylant

Missing May (original 1992; edition 1993)

by Cynthia Rylant

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Title:Missing May
Authors:Cynthia Rylant
Info:Random House Children's Books (1993), Paperback, 88 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:fiction, Newbery Award

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Missing May by Cynthia Rylant (1992)


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Buen libro.
Sobre una gran perdida, la aesesperacion y la vuelta a recuperar la esperanza.

Corto, sencillo, sin intentar convencerte de nada.
Posiblemente cada uno tendra una interpretacion distinta del final. No desvelo nada. ( )
  trusmis | Apr 30, 2016 |
Summary: may passes away while gardening and her niece summer assumes she will never see her again but her uncle ob claims may is on her way back from the other side they must find a psychic with the help of summers new friend Cletus.

Personal Reaction: this is a very good book and it may help with someone that has experienced lose of a loved one. It may help them to understand that even though that loved one may be gone they will always be near.

Extension Ideas:
1. children will learn to understand what lose is
2. explore the history of a psychic
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  antillagorilla | Feb 24, 2016 |
This was one of the best Newberry winners I've read in a while. I don't know if it is really deserving of five stars or not, but the characters were just so lovable, and I haven't given a book five stars in a while, so why not. The book brought tears to my eyes on several occasions, both happy and sad. It's a really quick read, shorter than many young adult books. ( )
  klburnside | Aug 11, 2015 |
Summary: Missing May is a story of a little girl who longs to be loved. Avery poor older couple her aunt May and uncle Ob take her in making her very happy. Every moment is spent with her. Until May dies and Ob is depressed. They are both very depressed. Toward the end Ob decides to do things May wanted to do and places Mays favorite things (whirligigs) in the yard.

Personal reaction: This book is very realistic. It offers no real help about dealing with things which is okay because there is no cure for grieving. It simply shows to hurt people living on past their heartache. It shows how much the little things people do alive come to surface when they die and we miss them the most.

Extension Ideas: write a letter to someone we love. Make whirligigs.
  Te904669 | Jul 22, 2015 |
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For Marvin O. Mitchell, my most extraordinary teacher.
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When May died, Ob came back to the trailer, got out of his good suit and into his regular clothes, then went and sat in the Chevy for the rest of the night.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0439613833, Mass Market Paperback)

This wonderful book revolves around a few delightfully named characters: Summer, Uncle Ob, Aunt May and Cletus Underwood. After being passed among relatives, Summer joins her aunt and uncle and marvels at the couple's deep love for one another. But after Aunt May dies, Summer and Uncle Ob are brought together in their struggles to come to terms with the death. Cletus, a neighbor boy, comes along to help provide an answer. This simple and sweet story, which won the Newbery Medal in 1993, is injected with just the right touches of humor and mysticism.

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After the death of the beloved aunt who has raised her, twelve-year-old Summer and her uncle Ob leave their West Virginia trailer in search of the strength to go on living. Twelve-year-old Summer, her classmate Cletus, and her grieving Uncle Ob set off across West Virginia in search of a "Small Medium at Large" in fond hopes of reaching Aunt May beyond the grave. Their journey is heartening, funny, and altogether unforgettable.… (more)

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