Strawberry Girl ( CD)
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"Thar goes our cow, Pa!" said the little girl. (from the first line)
|The land was theirs, but so were its hardships.Strawberries - big, ripe, and juicy. Ten-year-old Birdie Boyer can hardly wait to start picking them. But her family has just moved to the Florida backwoods, and they haven''t even begun their planting. "Don''t count your biddies ''fore they''re hatched, gal young un!" her father tells her.Making the new farm prosper is not easy. There is heat to suffer through, and droughts, and cold snaps. And, perhaps most worrisome of all for the Boyers, there are rowdy neighbors, just itching to start a feud.|
From the Publisher:
Ten-year-old Birdie Boyer cannot wait to pick some ripe and juicy strawberries, but she and her family, having just moved to the Florida backwoods, have to deal first with some natural obstacles and some feuding neighbors. Winner of the Newbery Medal. Book available.
Author and illustrator Lois Lenski graduated from Ohio State University and then studied at the Art Students League in New York City and the Westminster School of Art in London, England. Lenski began her career in children's literature by illustrating the works of such authors as Kenneth Grahame, Maud Hart Lovelace, and Clyde Robert Bulla. She began to write and illustrate her own works in 1927 with SKIPPING VILLAGE. Her 1945 book, STRAWBERRY GIRL, won the Newbery Medal. She was awarded the Regina Medal for her body of work.