Strawberry Girl

Strawberry Girl

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781531880484
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 10/11/2016
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

In addition to illustrating the first four Betsy-Tacy books, Lois Lenski (1893-1974) was the 1946 Newberry Medal winning author of Strawberry Girl.

In addition to illustrating the first four Betsy-Tacy books, Lois Lenski (1893-1974) was the 1946 Newberry Medal winning author of Strawberry Girl.

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Strawberry Girl 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Strawberry Girl' by Lois Lenski is an rare insight into a child's life in the 1900's. The books main character, Birdie Boyer, and her family move from Marion County, Florida to the Roddenberry house in the backwoods of Florida. The family is greeted by the Slater's, who soon enough become their enemies and best friends. The families feud throughout the book. There are near death experience, burning woods, pig ear clipping, animal poisoning, and more. The feuding doesn't stop until kindess from one family saves the lives of the others, changing one person forever. Giving the theme of the book to be honor your neighbor because you never know when you might need them. This book was different than any book that I have read lately. I enjoyed how the author incorporated the southern language into the book, giving a more realistic touch. For instance when Birdie talks with her father after teaching Shoestring Slater a lesson for making fun of her horse her father says,'They'll be back directly don't pay no mind....Tired out with all the plowin'? Little gal like you, no bigger'n a weesny wren, plowin' a hull bug field like this.' Also the I like out the author adds different aspects of southern life. For example, the author in vivid detail describes how sugar cane is made and then how the candy is made from the cane. The author doesn't sugar coat the book most, she depicts every aspect of what life was like, from their clothing, school, farm work, and even some drunken brawls. This book is fun and exciting but is definitly not for all ages. I would recommend this book for 5th grade and above. The author Lois Lenski won he Newbery Award for 'Strawberry Girl' in 1946. She has written and illustrated many other books, but this is the most recognized. She was born in Springfield, Ohio in 1893. She graduate from Ohio State University in 1915 where she studied art. She mainly writes regional stories with a southern twang. She passed away in 1974. She was trully an amazing writer, who wrote about how life really was.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THE REAL BOOK IS SOOOOOOO MUCH BETTER! IM SORRY BUT THE REAL WAY TO EXPERIENCE THE STORY YOU'LL HAVE TO ORDER THE PAPER OR HARDBACK BOOK! :-O
Guest More than 1 year ago
It has 19 and a half pages. It may seem long but it is not. It starts out when the Slaters are sitting on the porch. Mr. Slater just found out some new people from Caroliny moved in to the ole Roddenberry house. They are the Boyers. They start trouble right away. They Boyers plan to grow strawberries but the Slaters say the strawberries will die. The Slaters animals wreck everything including the strawberries. Animals start to die and the Slaters start a fire. The end is real good, so you should read it and find out what happens.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I recommend it to everyone
Butterfly_Beauty523 More than 1 year ago
I remember reading this book as a young girl and it still touches my heart today. Stories of candy pullins and eating sugar cane take me back to days gone by. Thank you Lois Lenski for providing a legacy for those of us wishing for a brief escape back to the back woods.
tjsjohanna on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of the most interesting things about this book is the information it provides about a place and time in American history. The writing includes regional dialect and word usage that might prove difficult at first, but gives an essential flavor to the story. I also enjoyed watching how enemies became friendly neighbors, just by doing what was right.
arelenriel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was wonderful.
samcat1997 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Really good book. Especially Strawberry Lovers
technodiabla on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read this to my 6-year-old daughter. She really enjoyed the views into the past-- what life was like for little girls. The dialect was fun too. I brought out my best Southern voices and she had fun correcting their grammar. The story has a nice moral to it as well-- try to get along with people, fueding will never end. Too bad that in the real adult world the solutions are not as simple in as they are in this book.
debnance on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
How could a child read this book and complain about her life in 21st century America? The two families in this book suffer from the ravages of grasshoppers, illness, hunger, and jealousy. They argue and fight with each other, eventually going so far as to kill each other¿s animals and set fire to the other¿s farmhouse. A hardscrabble life complete with rattlesnakes and alligators and swamps. Yet there was also a beauty to this life, of neighbors helping each other, even when they have little for themselves. Some unbelievable elements---an alcoholic dad suddenly stops drinking and a child who never seems to do anything worse than get a little mad now and then---but all in all a worthwhile read.
Glenajo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Birdie moves to Florida with her family to build a farm, battling weather and neighbors opposing fences. With work and neighborly effort, Birdie¿s family finally makes the strawberry crop into profits and settles things with the neighbors. The book contains descriptions of poor choices between the neighbors and the parents, as well as the strong dialect of the day. In Strawberry Girl, Lois Lensky painted a detailed picture of the lives of Floridians in the middle 1900¿s. It is astonishing to realize that not so many years ago, people were still speaking so poorly and education level so low in so many areas of the United States. While the story accurately depicts the time, the dialect may cause many younger readers to stumble loosing much of the story. This is an excellent read-aloud and better for later elementary due to the feud and the dialect. The e-book contains an illustrated biography of Lenski and presents an old classic in a different format.Received Galley from NetGalley.com
larestout on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A classic that should be read by all ,this book provided a refreshing look back in time when right was right and wrong was wrong. Although today's children may need a little historical background before reading this book, it will provide a link to an important part of American history. It was very interesting to read of Lois Lenski's life as an illustrator and children's author.
Omrythea on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I scarcely remember this book. It sounds edgy from the reviews...
jrbeach on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Some books, like Little House in the Woods, are ageless. I don't think this is of the same caliber - I stopped reading it about 1/3 of the way thru.
Hamburgerclan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Well, I reckon I should write this hyar piece in dialect, 'cause that's how Miz Lenski done wrote her book. But I ain't likely to do half a good a job as she's done. Oh, well. If I had to give a one line description of "Strawberry Girl", I'd say that it is a PG-rated 'Little House on the Prairie'". "Strawberry Girl" tells the tale of a pioneer family of sorts, except that the Boyer family is settling in the wilds of Florida in the early 1900s. Other families have already settled there and a town is well established, but the country is still undeveloped and there are many improvements the family can make to their land and their lifestyle. What makes it different from "Little House" is that there's an edge to the "bad guys", especially the Boyer's closest neighbors. While the story is still rather tame by modern standards, Ms. Lenski honestly shows that everyone has their dark side, be it the drunken neighbor or Pa Boyer. Anyway, it's a nice peek into a part of our American heritage, one that I suspect has long past. My wife tells me that this book is part of a series of regional tales, most of which are out of print. She thinks somebody should remedy that, real soon now. Based on "Strawberry Girl", I'd have to agree. Like this one, I wouldn't mind checking them out.--J.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg! This is the most boring book ive ever read! No drama at all nothing interesting. I wouldnt read this book for pleasure, only if i wanted to learn about pioneers wich i dont Signed Wumsky
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So boring. I did not think the story kept up well. I didn't like shoestringm
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My mom has got this book for me and i havent read it yeat but looks good!Toddles Amanda signing out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is so auesome i feel very happy at the end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that it is really good in the sample hope you will make more. Meg
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Little house books
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