Letters to Missy Violet (Google eBook)

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jan 10, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 112 pages
8 Reviews
A heartwarming coming-of-age story set in the rural South.  With her friend Missy Violet away in Florida, Viney has big shoes to fill. While there are ailing neighbors to comfort, Viney’s favorite teacher has left school—and Viney’s irrepressible cousin Charles continues his mischief-making. Through short, powerful vignettes and letters between Missy Violet, Viney, and others, the day-to-day happenings in this warm southern town come to life.
  

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User Review  - KimJD - LibraryThing

From January 2012 SLJ: Gr 4-6—In this continuation of Missy Violet & Me (Houghton Harcourt, 2004), Hathaway again brings the African-American Windbush family and the rural South of 1929 to life ... Read full review

Review: Letters to Missy Violet

User Review  - Katie - Goodreads

This was an impressive piece of j lit, written in an interesting style. Most of the story is relayed in short letters from young Viney, to her older friend Missy Violet who is away in Florida tending ... Read full review

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Contents

A New Teacher
1
Miss Roula Olette
5
A Letter from Missy Violet
11
Charles and Missy Violet Write to Each Other
19
Special Care
24
Miss Battle and the Sharecroppers
35
Always Go Straight Home from School
39
Charles Gets His Comeuppance
45
A Sad Tale
100
Mama and Miss Petty
108
Mama Gets a Letter from Missy Violet
112
Little Bennie and Liggle Maggie
117
Mister Som Grit and the Rausy Brothers
122
Papas Dilemma
127
Missus Daisy Monroe
133
So Much to Talk About When I Get Home
137

What We Saw in the Woods
49
Telling All About Our Troubles
56
Words to Comfort
61
Savannah
64
Lorendo
71
Getting Ready for the Contest
74
Always Happy to Hear from You
84
The Essay Contest
86
Cousin Essex
140
A Wedding
144
Mister Som Grit
148
Missy Violet Comes Home
152
Back Flap
159
Back Cover
160
Spine
161
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About the author (2012)

Barbara Hathaway was born in Harlem, New York. Missy Violet and Me is based on the recollections of her mother, who often spoke glowingly of a relative who served as midwife to the southern community she grew up in during the 1930s. Barbara lives in Westchester County with her family. Missy Violet and Me is her second book for Houghton Mifflin Books for Children.