Over the past year I've become personal friends with Caroline Starr Rose. She's a wonderful person and friend, and a fantastic writer. (My very BESTEST friend in all the world from Kindergarten through Elementary School and Junior High was a red-headed girl named Starr so I'm partial to that name, too!)
Here is her gorgeous book, written in verse, coming out in January!
AND a beautiful Book Trailer!
Praise for May B.:
Heroes come in all sizes, and my newest hero is a pint-sized girl named Mavis Elizabeth Betterly, called May B. Armed with only her book, a broom, and a lot of sheer grit, May B. faces the terrors of school, winter, and the west Kansas prairie. Caroline Starr Rose tells May's story in simple, moving verse that captures the joy of family, the gloomy isolation of a dirt soddy, and the determination of one scared but indomitable young person. May B. is a girl you'll be proud to know. Give her a big hug from me.
- Karen Cushman, author of The Midwife’s Apprentice (winner of the
Newbery Medal) and Catherine, Called Birdy (Newbery Honor book)
MAY B. Kirkus Starred Review
Author: Rose, Caroline Starr
Publisher:Schwartz & Wade/Random
Price ( Hardcover ): $15.99
Price ( Library Ed ): $18.99
Price ( e-book ): $10.99
Publication Date: January 10, 2012
As unforgiving as the western Kansas prairies, this extraordinary verse novel—Rose’s debut—paints a gritty picture of late-19th-century frontier life from the perspective of a 12-year-old dyslexic girl named Mavis Elizabeth Betterly… May B. for short . . .
If May is a brave, stubborn fighter, the short, free-verse lines are one-two punches in this Laura Ingalls Wilder–inspired ode to the human spirit. (Historical fiction. 9-14)