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May B. by Caroline Starr Rose
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Feb 16, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: childrens-books
Read in February, 2012

May has grown up living out on her family’s homestead on the Kansas prairie. When money gets tight, she is sent to become live-in help for other homesteaders, but just until Christmas. May finds herself in a small sod house fifteen miles away from her own. The young wife, who is almost May’s age, is unhappy on the prairie and runs away. The husband heads after her and neither return. May is left alone on the prairie where at first the days are lovely, sunny and warm and she enjoys the freedom. Then winter comes, and May is alone on the prairie with a dwindling food supply, just a little wood for heat, and only the prairie itself for company. This book written in verse is a look at the dangers, hardship and courage of homesteading.

Read the rest of my review on my blog, Waking Brain Cells.

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