The Trouble with May Amelia

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 5, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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The long-awaited and highly anticipated sequel to the Newbery Honor winner Our Only May Amelia, by the bestselling and cherished author Jennifer Holm.

May Amelia Jackson captured readers’ hearts in the Newbery Honor Book Our Only May Amelia. Now, after more than ten years, Jennifer Holm is bringing this beloved character back in a beautifully written story that’s both heartbreaking and hilarious.
May Amelia lives with her pioneer family on a farm in 1900, but she just can’t act the part of a proper young lady—and it doesn’t help that she has seven brothers and a Pappa who proclaim that Girls Are Useless. May Amelia jumps at the chance to earn her father’s respect when he asks her to translate for a gentleman who’s interested in buying their land and making them rich. But when the deal turns out to be a scam, Pappa places all the blame on May. It’s going to take a lot of sisu—that’s Finnish for guts—to make things right.
 

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User Review  - fingerpost - LibraryThing

Very much a continuation of "Our Only May Amelia." In fact, they could almost be just bound together as one book. The one continuing plot line involves May's father investing heavily in a company ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jordanlaine - LibraryThing

This book took me a while to get into becasue I couldn't find anythign to connect with in the beginning. It's the story of an only girl with seven brothers who lives on a farm and is growing up in ... Read full review

Contents

Irritating as a Grain of Sand
1
This Is Bitter Country
14
No Kind of a Cook
28
We Live in Misery
42
The Devil You Know
67
The Sweetest Child Ever
80
Calving and Courting
104
The Right Hand
129
I Take My Lumps
149
Hukkareissu
173
The Pearl of Nasel
186
Authors Note
203
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Jenni Holm is the Newbery Honor-winning author of Our Only May Amelia, Penny from Heaven, Turtle in Paradise, and the BabyMouse graphic novel series. She lives in Northern California with her family.

Adam Gustavson is a graduate of Rowan University and the Master of Fine Arts Illustration program at the School of Visual Arts in New York. In addition to illustrating picture books, he currently teaches at Passaic County Community College and Seton Hall University. He lives and paints in West Orange, New Jersey, with his wife, their children, several guitars, and a ferret named Gracie.

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