The Trouble With May Amelia

The Trouble With May Amelia

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Living with seven brothers and her father, who thinks girls are useless, a thirteen-year-old Finnish American farm girl is determined to prove her worth when a enterprising gentleman tries to purchase their cash-strapped family settlement in Washington State in 1900.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2011], ©2011
ISBN: 9781416913733
1416913734
Branch Call Number: FICTION Hol
Characteristics: 204 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Gustavson, Adam

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Living with seven brothers and her father, who thinks girls are useless, a Finnish American farm girl is determined to prove her worth when an enterprising gentleman tries to purchase their cash-strapped family settlement in Washington State in 1900.
Sequel to Our Only May Amelia.


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Susietoe
Jun 08, 2015

Love this author. This particular book made me Bawl like a baby. It's very good.

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SoftFire
May 04, 2015

This book can be read as a seamless addition to the first book, except with more bad luck for May Amelia, both heavy and light-hearted. In this book you understand what "sisu" really means and why "guts" is a less than adequate translation.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Feb 07, 2012

The voice in this book is unlike any other you’ll encounter in your travels. Both put upon and spunky, May Amelia has a way of garnering the sympathy of all readers (even those who might be nasty older brothers themselves). If you’ve a temptation to read something that will make you indignant on behalf of the heroine, seek ye no further than this. A right ribald little novel sure to gain new fans and to appeal mightily to the May Amelias of the world.

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margot_l_9
May 18, 2013

margot_l_9 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Feb 07, 2012

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12

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Haileysun224
Sep 11, 2011

Haileysun224 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Feb 07, 2012

Having seven nasty older brothers is tough enough if you’re a boy, but as the sole girl in her family it’s May Amelia who has to put up with them. Not that having a father who wishes you were a boy helps. In May Amelia’s Finn-descended family it’s her father who has the final word, so when a man comes to the area with plans to make everyone rich all the neighbors look to see what May Amelia’s Pappa does first. With May Amelia as his translator, her father determines that the deal is good, effectively cooking the goose of all his neighbors when the no goodnik takes off with all their dough. Now Amelia is bearing the brunt of the blame, her family is in tatters, and things could simply not get worse. That is, until she comes up with a beautiful notion that might be the saving of them all.

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