Friday, April 30, 2010

Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski

I will be adding this to Lauren's book collection STAT!  : )  Isn't it crazy the things that remain in your memory and the other big things that you can't remember a thing about?  What about this book was so special that the title and author are permanently in my brain?  Maybe I'll remember when I read it to Lauren.
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.

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