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May B AUTHOR Caroline Starr RoseAr old girl with a learning disability ending or herself during a harsh prairie winter In the wrong hands the story could tend toward melodrama Or it could just plain be boring Fortunately this story is neitherMay s story unfolds in verse The style works well in this book emphasizing the stark prairie and the simplicity of of May s every day existence Author Caroline Starr Rose manages to weave in plenty of historical details adding another rich layer to the story without bogging down any of the actionWhile historical iction might be a hard sell Puppet Master for some young readers telling the story in verse makes it a uick read Reminiscent of the Little House books without the heft May B is a wonderful debutrom a gifted author My niece Malory and my great niece Ivory age 10 are in a mother daughter book club What a great way to instill at a young age a love of books as well as critical thinking about what you re reading I check in occasionally to see what they re reading and May B was their most recent pick It s a story about a 12 year old pioneer girl who is armed out one August to help a neighboring newlywed couple One less mouth to feed and a little income or May s Janae (Blacktop, family and herather promises it s and a little income or May s amily and her ather promises it s till Christmas I thought I d read it as a way to check in with them and eel connected across the 450 miles between them in Illinois and me in MinnesotaPlus I m a sucker or a pioneer story I was irmly convinced at Ivory s age that I WAS a pioneer girl in a previous lifetime But I had my doubts as I looked at the irst page I knew this book or pre teens was written in Why Diets Make Us Fat free verse but I didn t uite grasp what that meant until I saw it Perhaps I was especially delighted by Rose s book because I initially thought I wasn t going to like it There s a wonderful rhythm to May s story as Rose brings it beautifully to life heramily Ma Pa and brother Hiram her Dont Hex with Texas (Enchanted, Inc., feelings at being sent awayor a Spanish Dagger (China Bayles, few months herierce desire to read and her struggles To Do So Her do So Her Of Inadeuacy her of inadeuacy need to survive her new situation the prairie landscape the soddy where she lives the Everyday life in medieval times food she cookseats herears at being abandoned her North fears of not beingound and her grit and determination to be reunited with her amily So glad I persisted a moving story of a young girl acing adversit. Memories of her struggles with reading at school come back to haunt her But she’s determined to Dead Giveaway find her way home againCaroline Starr Rose’sast paced novel written in beautiful and riveting verse gives readers a strong new heroine to lo.

Won t give a synopsis because others have done that already What I will say is that this is one amazing book Seriously The language is so sparse yet the visuals are
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great The palatable character Andrew Lost In the Kitchen fully developed I very much enjoyed MAY B Will recommend highly to others including reluctant readers The author Caroline Rose Starr was named Publishers Weekly Flying Start Authoror this book May B She lives in New Mexico with her husband and two sons She spent her childhood in the deserts of Saudi Arabia and New Mexico Caroline even her husband and two sons She spent her childhood in the deserts of Saudi Arabia and New Mexico Caroline even poetry as a child The whole book is written in poetry This story is about a girl named is Mavis Elizabeth Betterly or May B May is twelve years old She lives with her Ma Pa and brother in a soddy in the Kansas Prairie To help her Strange Son: Two Mothers, Two Sons, and the Quest to Unlock the Hidden World of Autism family get money she isorced to go live with a pair of strangers named Mr and Mrs Oblinger who live Nope fifteen miles awayrom home until Christmas But when the Oblinger s disappear suddenly May gets stuck alone in a blizzard I enjoyed the book but Rejected Rejected Rejected feel there is something missing in the story and May B you canigure it out Listening: The Last Poems of Margaret Avison for me The storyline is very interesting and theact that the whole book is written in poetry is notable I give this book May B Good Things Happen Slowly: A Life in and Out of Jazz five stars because it is adventurous and uniue My daughter I were mesmerized by this book It is really meant to be read aloud And my daughter learned about dyslexia in a most subtle way We loved the brave patience of May If you like mighty girl books this isor you A uick read it s lyrical about a young girl left on her own in very difficult circumstances I liked the parallels between May s struggle to survive and her struggle to read Historical Buck: A Memoir fiction in verse is hard to carry off and ultimately I compare everything to Out of the Dust which is most unfair on my part I think Rose s job was even difficult because so much of her book deals with one character alone but what a strong character May is May sight Oh, the Things They Invented!: All About Great Inventors for survival alone on the prairie isascinating enough but the Yikes, Vikings! (Canadian Flyer Adventures Series flashbacks into her learning difficulties when she was at school make the character even relatable and intriguing I think Rose definitely will appeal to the Little House crowd that she is reachingor and I do believe this one is award worthy May B is an unlikely hero a 12 ye. Ed Five Days Left from heramily by 15 long unfamiliar miles Then the unthinkable happens May is abandoned Trapped in a tiny snow covered sod house isolated Searching for Robert Johnson fromamily and neighbors May must prepare Blood on Silk for the oncoming winter Whileighting to survive May’s.

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I thought this was a good book despite what people have told me about it May B really went through a struggle and she made it out In my opinion May is a storng willed character Half things she did I don T I Could Ever Do Growing think I could ever do Growing on the prairie definitely made her a lot knowledgeable about survival than if she lived in the city This is a good book her a lot knowledgeable about survival than if she lived in the city This is a good book you are looking Buzz: A Graphic Reality Check for Teens Dealing With Drugs and Alcohol for a uick read and like a little bit of adventure Reviewor workOh boy a verse historical Honoring the Medicine: The Essential Guide to Native American Healing fiction novel always the most popular item in any library Kidding aside it s hardor me to see this book going out too much unless it s By the Lake of Sleeping Children for the reluctant reader who has to write a report on a historicaliction book over 200 pages long Because the verse leaves so much white space the text density here is like a Frog and Toad book yet it comes to a cool 225 pages in the ARC This book had too many themes swirling in the mix gender disparity prairie identity reaching the horizon loneliness on the prairie as a metaphor Bill Carey Rides West/The Town No Guns Could Tame/Bowdrie Rides a Coyote Trail for reading difficulties texts within the text paralleling May s emotions May s nickname May s desire to become a teacherlashbacks to her previous teachers Erano guerrieri flashbacks to her dares with her brotherabout half of those things could be cut out with no loss to the book Some mayind the presence of all that self consciously literary stuff distinguished I Moral Disorder and Other Stories found it cluttered On the plus side it s a girl s survival story with details about how she gets by alone in a sod house in winter and a sympathetic portrayal of a girl with dyslexia Overall I would say that the negatives and positives even out to make it an additional purchase Given that Kirkus gave it a starred review which isn t peanuts some libraries may want it I love stories in verse therefore I wasn t much surprised when I ended up enjoying May B a whole lot than I had expected to There s this cleanliness about the poetry that makes it easy to read The thing with writing a story in verse is that you have to be very careful about the details you put and the ones you leave out Because of the structure you cannot as you would in proseorm novels describe things to the minute detail I Sallies of the Mind felt that May B very successfully portrayed Mavis and the situation sheound herself in while still managing to make her a character that one could I’ve known it since last nightIt’s been too long to expect them to returnSomething’s happenedMay is helping out on a neighbor’s Kansas prairie homestead just until Christmas says Pa She wants to contribute but it’s hard to be separat.