Birdie Boyer was a Florida Cracker. She belonged to a large "strawberry family," who lived on a flatwoods farm in the lake section of the state. They raised strawberries for a living.
Through all the hazards of the uncertain crop -- battling against dry weather and grass fires, the roving hogs and cattle of their neighbors -- Birdie dreamed of an education that would include playing the organ. In the end she won not only the title of "strawberry girl," but book learning as well.
This is a story full of enterprise and fun and tire excitement of real life in this interesting part of America.
Lois Lenski has used again her gift for catching the flavor and drama of life in a remote corner of America. It is the second of a series of regional stories through which she promises to introduce other fascinating and little-known backgrounds to boys and girls. This story will take a place beside her popular Louisiana story Bayou Suzette in the affection of readers.
The eighty-four illustrations are distinguished for their action and fascinating detail. They add greatly to this true picture of Florida life at a time when old Florida ways were changing to new.Winner, 1946 Newbery MedalNotable Children's Books of 1945 (ALA)
Level 4.8, 6 Points
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|Grouping Title||strawberry girl|
|Grouping Author||lenski lois|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-08-02 04:52:18AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-08-21 04:51:40AM|
|author||Lenski, Lois, 1893-1974.|
|available_at_addison||Addison Public Library|
1st Floor- Children's Books
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|display_description||Set in a little-known backwoods region of Florida, Strawberry Girl is the first of the Lenski regional books and the winner of the Newbery award.|
|local_callnumber_addison||jAWARD NEWBERY 1946|
|owning_library_addison||Addison Public Library|
|owning_location_addison||Addison Public Library|
Farm life -- Florida -- Juvenile fiction
Florida -- Juvenile fiction
Newbery Medal book, 1946
Strawberries -- Juvenile fiction
Strawberry girl / written and illustrated by Lois Lenski
Strawberry girl [electronic resource] Lenski, Lois, 1893-1974.