February 10, 2014

I Am Grateful For: May B

May B
Caroline Starr Rose

This was the first book written in verse that I read.  It showed me how wonderful a book in verse can be.  I never knew how much of a story can be told in so few words.  Wonderful story!

I’ve known it since last night:

It’s been too long to expect them to return.
Something’s happened.

May is helping out on a neighbor’s Kansas prairie homestead—just until Christmas, says Pa. She wants to contribute, but it’s hard to be separated from her family by 15 long, unfamiliar miles. Then the unthinkable happens: May is abandoned. Trapped in a tiny snow-covered sod house, isolated from family and neighbors, May must prepare for the oncoming winter. While fighting to survive, May’s memories of her struggles with reading at school come back to haunt her. But she’s determined to find her way home again.

1 comment:

  1. I also liked this book very much. It is lovely. Thanks for reminding me of it.