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Carolyn Sherwin Bailey (1875–1961)

Author of Miss Hickory

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Works by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

Miss Hickory (1946) 1,314 copies
Children of the Handcrafts (1935) 44 copies
Favorite Stories for the Children's Hour (1965) — Editor — 41 copies
Pioneer Art in America (1944) 28 copies
Finnegan II: His Nine Lives (1953) 25 copies
A Christmas party: Poem (1975) 14 copies
Stories children need (1923) 8 copies
Wonder Stories (1920) 7 copies
Flickertail (1962) 7 copies
Tell Me Another Story (1918) 7 copies
Stories children want (1931) 6 copies
Country-Stop (1942) 5 copies
Hero Stories 4 copies
Stories for every holiday (1974) 4 copies
Untold History Stories (1927) 3 copies
Tops and Whistles (1937) 2 copies
Montessori Children (2009) 2 copies
Surprise stories (1923) 2 copies
Li'l Hannibal, The Story (1938) 2 copies
Little Folk Tales (1934) 2 copies
Reading time stories (1923) 2 copies
Helen Keller 1 copy
The Wonderful Days (1932) 1 copy
Lincoln Time Stories (1924) 1 copy

Associated Works

A Newbery Christmas (1991) — Contributor — 290 copies
In the Nursery (1932) — Contributor — 288 copies
A Newbery Halloween (1991) — Contributor — 154 copies
Told Under the Christmas Tree (1941) — Contributor — 81 copies
Folk and Fairy Tales (Childcraft) (1949) — Contributor — 79 copies
Spring World, Awake: Stories, Poems, and Essays (1970) — Contributor — 9 copies
Writing Books for Boys and Girls (1952) — Contributor, some editions — 5 copies
The Gunniwolf and Other Merry Tales (1936) — Contributor — 5 copies

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Birthdate
1875-10-25
Date of death
1961-12-23
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Hoosick Falls, New York, USA
Places of residence
New York, USA
New Hampshire, USA
Occupations
children's book author
Awards and honors
Newbery Medal 1946

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What a bizarre, disturbing book. And yet, it has a wholesome feel to it. I'm conflicted as to how I really feel about it.

(I randomly found it today in the library of one of the middle schools I work at... Somehow I doubt any of my students appreciating it!)
 
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bookwyrmqueen | 17 other reviews | Oct 25, 2021 |
I read this book back in 1973 and I still remembered it. I think the artwork burned into my brain.

I reconnected with a friend, recently, from thirty years and we were talking about books. I noticed on her book list was Miss Hickory. WE had a discussion and I found this review: http://www.kindertrauma.com/?p=205
which was followed by a trip to the library for the book.

Ah, the good old days of warped children's stories.… (more)
 
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evil_cyclist | 17 other reviews | Mar 16, 2020 |
Up until the last two chapters, I thought this was a very cute book. Each chapter is a little mini story of different forest creatures and how their paths cross from autumn to spring. I loved seeing how the author tied in different aspects of nature and spun a story around them. I also liked the look inside the domestic life of Miss Hickory (cleaning, canning, gathering food, etc.) However, the last two chapters were simply disturbing. For the sake of spoilers, I will not go in to details. As a child, the end to this book would have left me confused and somewhat scared.… (more)
 
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BookishHooker | 17 other reviews | Dec 16, 2019 |
Didn't really work for me - partly because Miss Hickory was rather a pain. The reports of nature were great. The end is...I can't really say unrealistic, when I've already accepted a living twig doll, but unlikely even in that setup, and unrealistically cute. Not terrible, but not particularly enjoyable for me.
½
 
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jjmcgaffey | 17 other reviews | Oct 16, 2019 |

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