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7 edition of Our Only May Amelia (Harper Trophy Books) found in the catalog.

Our Only May Amelia (Harper Trophy Books)

  • 389 Want to read
  • 18 Currently reading

Published by HarperTrophy .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sex role,
  • Historical - United States - 19th Century,
  • Family - Siblings,
  • Juvenile Fiction,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Fiction,
  • Children: Grades 4-6,
  • Washington (State),
  • Juvenile Fiction / Historical / United States / 19th Century,
  • Juvenile Historical Fiction,
  • United States,
  • Women pioneers,
  • Children: Grades 3-4,
  • Brothers and sisters,
  • Fiction,
  • Frontier and pioneer life

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages272
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9246577M
    ISBN 100064408566
    ISBN 109780064408561

    May Amelia finds the city exciting as well, especially the unique mix of people she sees on the streets. While waiting for the new Jackson babe to be born, May Amelia encounters some crazy and unforgettable adventures: some exciting, others sad, and some that show us the character of the core people whom May Amelia holds most dear. Grandmother Patience is a cruel, impatient woman who has a particular dislike for May Amelia. This historical novel vividly captures the harsh and lonely life of a girl living in the Pacific Northwest at the turn of the 20th century.

    The land they've made their homes on by the river is quite valuable, he contends, and there just might be a few land developers willing to lay out big money in exchange for their properties. Her mother is pregnant and May Amelia wishes for nothing more than a baby sister to share her secrets with someday and play with like sisters do. Based on tales from her own family, author Jennifer L. Without a doubt, this book is one of the most emotionally impactful that I have ever read, which is why I felt so exhausted after completing it. This devastation is made even worse when Grandmother Patience accuses her of killing the infant.

    However, May Amelia is bored by the dance and sneaks away to spend the evening with another friend. Few authors ever ascend to such heights of greatness even in careers full of excellence and acclaim, but Jennifer L. Writing Activity: Have the students write alternative endings to the book. May Amelia's mother gives birth suddenly one cold morning on the way home from church.


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Our Only May Amelia book

To stir up complex and dynamic real emotion in a human heart by nothing more than the trails of ink on the page of a novel is an accomplishment that almost defies reason.

The Trouble with May Amelia

For May Amelia, Wilbert is that strong, dependable lifeline in the squalid storms that constantly seem to surround and buffet her. This will help the students better visualize the area that the main character is describing as she tells her story. Jennifer L. Ah, but actual circumstances couldn't just be that easy, could they?

Is it good enough to justify the author's reprisal of the classic story? May Amelia hates to be told, "Behave like a proper young lady. Without a doubt this is the finest of Jennifer L.

But with the arrival of the new baby will come new hope, May Amelia knows, even as her role in its life becomes far greater than she had anticipated A short time later, Kaarlo, May Amelia's cousin who has been raised as her brother for the last seven years, learns that his family has died in an epidemic.

Kaarlo runs away for a short time, but May Amelia talks him into coming home despite the fact that they have never really gotten along. Explain that the setting is a very important aspect to the story and May Amelia's upbringing.

Our Only May Amelia (Harper Trophy Bks.)

Not long after Kaarlo returns to the family, Grandmother Patience comes to live with them. There's just no way to adequately describe a book like Our Only May Amelia, one that knocks on the door of pure perfection and invites comparison to the greatest novels I've ever encountered.

I would definitely give three and a half stars to this book, and I was close to rounding my rating up instead of down. And readers learn that some things don't change in a hundred years: Brothers and sisters argue, parents set rules, and children run away. Key Vocabulary: Confederates, ambush, reluctantly, Finnish, exasperated, unison, confiding, kin, moping, gillnets, proceedings Teaching suggestions: Use this book to portray the significance of gender during this time period and the specific gender roles that existed.

How could we become so invested in the lives of fictional There are so few books out there that have really hit me like a hard punch in the gut that the emotions of the experience are always compounded by the surprise.

To me, Our Only May Amelia is one of those rare books that even a brilliant writer has no guarantee of ever producing in his or her career, a work of surpassing greatness the likes of which the author will probably never fully duplicate again.

Students can also create Venn Diagrams comparing and contrasting their lives to that of May Amelia. This historical novel vividly captures the harsh and lonely life of a girl living in the Pacific Northwest at the turn of the 20th century.

May Amelia's mother becomes ill afterward, suffering from a fever that makes her unable to care for the infant. The rule, after all, is that a teacher must be unmarried, and who might end up being next in line for the teaching position if Miss McEwing were to leave?

Divide the students into groups and have them discuss the significant ideas they found in the book, referring directly to their essential questions and having them bounce their ideas off of each other.

My sister got "Because of Winn Dixie" and I got this book. I felt so emotionally drained after finishing Our Only May Amelia that I'm not sure I can even express the greatness of the book in terms worthy of its elite class, but I will try to at least outline some basic sense of the experience.

He's the one who keeps May Amelia on the ground when her emotions would carry her away. Holm did so with this book, and in The Trouble with May Amelia we have, twelve years after the debut of Our Only May Amelia, a sequel to this fine classic that offers to take us once again into the Finnish colony by the Nasel River where May Amelia Jackson and her family minus one live.

Our Only May Amelia (Harper Trophy Books (Paperback))

Sisu isn't about scaring bears out of hollowed-out trees. Going to school in America has finally done something practical for her, as she was the only one available who was fluent enough in English to help translate the conversation between the businessman making the proposal and her father, who primarily speaks Finnish and isn't familiar enough with English to be able to transact business in it.

They may have found themselves wishing for the story to have finished a different way, so giving them a chance to brainstorm and develop their own ending could be an interesting and exciting assignment for them.

When an author decides the story he or she has in mind is a worthy followup to its predecessor, that the harrowing risks of going to the well once more are outweighed by the benefits of a book the author has full confidence will do justice to the original while being good enough on its own to merit awakening dormant beloved characters to live it, nervous readers are asked to put aside their reservations and place faith in a writer who has come through gloriously in the past, as is the case with Jennifer L.

And who knew that it could be so fun!Our Only May Amelia (Newbery Honor Book, ) by Jennifer L Holm and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at sylvaindez.com This is a quiz on the Newbery Honor Book, "Our Only May Amelia" by Jennifer L.

Holm. Average score for this quiz is 10 / Difficulty: sylvaindez.com times. As of Feb 17 Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm. May Amelia Jackson is the youngest and only daughter born to a Finnish American family read more.

May Amelia Jackson is the youngest and only daughter born to a Finnish American family with eight children living on a farm near a logging camp in Washington state at the end of the 19th Century.

Mar 20,  · With seven older brothers and a love of adventure, May Amelia Jackson just can′t seem to abide her family′s insistence that she behave like a Proper Young Lady. She′s sure she could do better if only there were at least one other girl living along the banks of the Nasel River.

And now that Mama′s going to have a baby, maybe there′s hope. May Amelia is the only girl in a family of eight children growing up on a homestead in remote Washington State-which means she is also the only girl for miles! Books and Authors Top Teaching Blog Teacher's Tool Kit Student Activities The Teacher Store Book Clubs Book Fairs Scholastic Education Classroom Magazines Our Only May Amelia.

By. Aug 20,  · Read Common Sense Media's Our Only May Amelia review, age rating, and parents guide. Our Only May Amelia Book Review We use cookies and other technologies to analyze site traffic, understand patterns of use, and improve your browsing experience.4/4.