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The Trouble with May Amelia
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About The Book
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.
About The Illustrator
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.
- Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 5, 2011)
- Length: 224 pages
- ISBN13: 9781442421400
- Grades: 3 - 7
- Ages: 8 - 12
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Awards and Honors
- Keystone to Reading Book Award Reading List (PA)
- California Collections
- Parents' Choice Award Silver Medal
- ALA Notable Book
- Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year Selection Title
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- Author Photo (jpg): Jennifer L. Holm Photo courtesy of the author(0.5 MB)
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