Strawberry Girl



Strawberry Girl 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. Download Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski – therehabboutique.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 194 pages
  • Strawberry Girl
  • Lois Lenski
  • English
  • 01 November 2018

15 thoughts on “Strawberry Girl

  1. Duane says:

    1946 Newbery Medal winner.These older Newbery Medal books, these children s classics, are struggling to stand the test of time Why Well, take this one for example It s about a time gone by, very different from today, a much harder time It s characters, it s language, it s life situations are so stark, they must seem almost foreign to today s young readers Can today s children still relate Maybe, but not very easily It s a shame too Most of them are well written, have wonderful characters 1946 Newbery Medal winner.These older Newbery Medal books, these children s classics, are struggling to stand the test of time Why Well, take this one for example It s about a time gone by, very different from today, a much harder time It s characters, it s language, it s life situations are so stark, they must seem almost foreign to today s young readers Can today s children still relate Maybe, but not very easily...

  2. Craig says:

    Strawberry Girl was the first novel I read by children s book author and illustrator Lois Lenski October 14, 1893 September 11, 1974 I read the book in the fifth grade in secret, because with its pink cover, not to mention title, was girly At the time, I was in the process of reading books that had the Newbery Award, regardless of content There were some duds in that bunch For instance, I could not get into Dr Doolittle by Hugh Lofting, due to the archaic language and the fact that ther Strawberry Girl was the first novel I read by children s book author and illustrator Lois Lenski October 14, 1893 September 11, 1974 I read the book in the fifth grade in secret, because with its pink cover, not to mention title, was girly At the time, I was in the process of reading books that had the Newbery Award, regardless of content There were some duds in that bunch For instance, I could not get into Dr Doolittle by Hugh Lofting, due to the archaic language and the fact that there was a stereotypical black character.Strawberry Girl s synopsis sounded girly, too According to the back cover blurb, Birdie Boyer is a plucky ten year old heroine in turn of the century Flori...

  3. Howard says:

    Lois Lenski wrote a huge series of children s books that were set in different sections of the U.S As a youngster, I was never able to relate to this Newbery Medal winner as much as I did to her Cotton in My Sack, because it is set in Florida rather than Arkansas, and in my youth I spent much, mu...

  4. Luisa Knight says:

    I should have beensecurely fastened in my chair when I finished this book what a catapulting shock of an ending Christians, you ll LOVE IT I m not sure how this book got missed in my childhood, but it s a sad occurrence for sure The ending entirely made the book, and it s one that every Christian will applaud and cheer So you re probably scratching your head like me, wondering just how this book won a Newbery Medal I don t know But here s what the story is aboutA farming family I should have beensecurely fastened in my chair when I finished this book what a catapulting shock of an ending Christians, you ll LOVE IT I m not sure how this book got missed in my childhood, but it s a sad occurrence for sure The ending entirely made the book, and it s one that every Christian will applaud and cheer So you re probably scratching your head like me, wondering just how this book won a Newbery Medal I don t know But here s what the story is aboutA farming family moves to Florida in the hopes of doing better for themselves with a new plot of land andopportunity But will their neighbors allow it...

  5. ALLEN says:

    Here s a great way to keep history alive for middle schoolers Lois Lenski wrote about ordinary country children, usually in agricultural occupations Her STRAWBERRY GIRL lives in Florida and has to contend with rival families struggling to bring in the seasonal strawberry crop While the time ca 1940 ...

  6. Dorcas says:

    I m basing this rating on how much I enjoyed it when I read it almost 30 years ago in fourth grade I remember loving Lois Lenski and the illustrations are wonderful My friend and I were both reading this at the same time I was fl...

  7. Kailey (BooksforMKs) says:

    I liked this book about a family who moves to a new farm in Florida, during the pioneer days, determined to make the farm a success with a beautiful orchard and strawberry grove Birdie is excited to become a Strawberry Girl, but is worried that the disgruntled neighbors will make trouble for her family When the neighbor s pigs and cows trample over the new strawberry plants, Birdie s father is outraged and vows to fence in his property to keep them out This begins a feud between the two farme I liked this book about a family who moves to a new farm in Florida, during the pioneer days, determined to make the farm a success with a beautiful orchard and strawberry grove Birdie is excited to become a Strawberry Girl, but is worried that the disgruntled neighbors will make trouble for her family When the neighbor s pigs and cows trample over the new strawberry plants, Birdie s father is outraged and vows to fence in his property to keep them out This begins a feud between the two farmers, but the farmer s children are eager to make friends Only Birdie and her forgiving mother can make peace between the warring neighbors, and make both farms a success I loved the authentic accents and idiomatic dialogue of the characters, and the rich history presented in this story It s also special to know that most of the stories here are true, and really happened to various pio...

  8. LaRae says:

    I really enjoyed this book Not only are the characters well drawn, and the illustrations quaint, but I learned a piece of Florida s history something I knew nothing about prior to reading Strawberry Girl.

  9. Angie says:

    Strawberry Girl, the 1946 Newberry winner, shares a slice of reality from early 1900s Florida with main character, Birdie, that kids and adults alike will find charming I personally learned a lot about the regional speech, mannerisms traditions that I never would ve known The lives of today s youth and even my own are so vastly different from the times in this book It really makes you think The characters endured so much, but the conflict resolution is a happy one Lois Lenski s SHOO Strawberry Girl, the 1946 Newberry winner, shares a slice of reality from early 1900s Florida with main character, Birdie, that kids and adults alike will find charming I personally learned a lot about the regional speech, mannerisms traditions that I never would ve known The lives of today s youth and even my own are so vastly different from the times ...

  10. Cheryl says:

    Ok, yes, I see that the other Slaters were ready to become civilized But their Pa s conversion, apparently by that hungry traveling preacher, as totally out of the blue This book is very much an earnest exhortation to hard work, clean living, and kindliness Upon this reread, at this time of my life, it was almost nauseating.I kept thinking, too, of the anthropological fallacy that Lenski succumbed to It s clear that she can t but help think of herself as someone studying the natives, tryin Ok, yes, I see that the other Slaters were ready to become civilized But their Pa s conversion, apparently by that hungry traveling preacher, as totally out of the blue This book is very much an earnest exhortation to hard work, clean living, and kindliness Upon this reread, at this time of my life, it was almost nauseating.I kept thinking, too, of the anthropological fallacy that Lenski succumbed to It s clear that she can t but help think of herself as someone studying the natives, trying to understand them well enough to improve them Kindly meant, but unwe...

  11. Ruth says:

    I like to think I ve been reasonably successful in making readers out of my kids, though none of them loves it as much as I do However, I haven t been terribly successful in passing on love of particular books Strawberry Girl, along with Lois Lenski s other books about girls from various parts of the US, is one of those I loved but could never convince my older daughter to read When NetGalley offered this one, I jumped at the chance to re live part of my childhood though I must admit that my I like to think I ve been reasonably successful in making readers out of my kids, though none of them loves it as much as I do However, I haven t been terribly successful in passing on love of particular books Strawberry Girl, along with Lois Lenski s other books about girls from various parts of the US, is one of those I loved but could never convince my older daughter to read When NetGalley offered this one, I jumped at the chance to re live part of my childhood though I must admit that my library has a large, though old set of Lenski s books Strawberry Girl is set in the early 1900 s in Florida when it was still a rural swamp The main conflict is between a new family in town, a family that puts up fences and gardens and engages in agriculture as business, and a family that has been in town for a long...

  12. Ann says:

    This book almost rated four stars, but the highly improbably ending left a sour note in my mouth I did not believe for a moment that a single kindness even a long and sustained kindness could so totally change the character of Mr Slater I could sort of see him being nice to the Boyers from now on, but his entire personality has changed When he s talking about the death of his livlihood and entire way of life, it says that previously he d have been in a rage, but now he was gentle as milk This book almost rated four stars, but the highly improbably ending left a sour note in my mouth I did not believe for a moment that a single kindness even a long and sustained kindness could so totally change the character of Mr Slater I could sort of see him being nice to the Boyers from now on, but his entire personality has changed When he s talking about the death of his livlihood and entire way of life, it says that previously he d have been in a rage, but now he was gentle as milk What No Having a change of heart, even a sincere one, does not change you completely overnight He also seems to have kicked the alcoholism without any troubles whatsoever.I thought I was going to hate the dialect I usually do but I ended up really liking it I think that was because it was largely a vocabulary difference rather than a pronun...

  13. Kathi says:

    This book is an example of an older Newbery that has not aged particularly well, but still offers very interesting glimpses of our American past.Lois Lenski, prolific author of children s books, wrote one large group of books about how children typically lived in different regions in the United States in the 1930s and 1940 s.Strawberry Girl s setting is Florida It s hard to believe that the rural dramas and the hard, hard lives depicted might have occurred where Disney World exists now That fa This book is an example of an older Newbery that has not aged particularly well, but still offers very interesting glimpses of our American past.Lois Lenski, prolific author of children s books, wrote one large group of books about how children typically lived in different regions in the United States in the 1930s and 1940 s.Strawberry Girl s setting is Florida It s hard to believe that the rural dramas and the hard, hard lives depicted might have occurred where Disney World exists now That fact alone adds interest to this 1946 Newbery winner.Other positives include the spunky central character of 10 year old Birdie, strong and happy family values, and the persistency of her ...

  14. Victoria says:

    This book started out okay, and I like the fact that the author did research on a group of people that were little known about, but I feel the stories didn t really captivate me Perhaps it is because I am older now in reading a children s story, but I just feel like I was not charmed or able to gain an attachment for the main characters This is about people who lived in a remote area of Florida during the 1940s, but who still were living in acolonial way The whole story is about the Boy This book started out okay, and I like the fact that the author did research on a group of people that were little known about, but I feel the stories didn t really captivate me Perhaps it is because I am older now in reading a children s story, but I just feel like I was not charmed or able to gain an attachment for the main characters This is about people who lived in a remote area of Florida during the 1940s, but who still were living in acolonial way The whole story is about the Boyer family and their mean neighbors the Slater family, though really it is just that the Slater father is a drunk who takes it out on his family and neighbors a lot We have such a strange feud to read about in this book that these neighbors are shooting one another s animals, bu...

  15. Marfita says:

    Backwoods Florida sounds to be as rough and tumble as the wild west They had the same problems with ranging cattle and what about those biggety folk who come from the North that is, Caroliny with their annoying habits, such as attending school, actually feeding their livestock, planting crops, painting their houses, putting up fences to keep the friendly neighborhood livestock from destroying their crops, and going to church I don t want to give anything away, but I would have prefer Backwoods Florida sounds to be as rough and tumble as the wild west They had the same problems with ranging cattle and what about those biggety folk who come from the North that is, Caroliny with their annoying habits, such as attending school, actually feeding their livestock, planting crops, painting their houses, putting up fences to keep the friendly neighborhood livestock from des...

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