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Our only May Amelia
Our only May Amelia





First edition.
New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, 1999.
Physical Description:
253 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
My Brother Wilbert Tells Me -- There Ain't No Gentlemen on the Nasel -- There Are Miracles and There Are Sheeps -- No Kind of a Brother -- Grandmother Tries Our Patience -- How to Be a Proper Young Lady -- Bad Days Indeed -- Mothers Grow Up Young Here -- What Happened on the Smith Island -- The Things I Have Seen -- A Sorry Girl Indeed -- A Lucky Doll -- Happy to Be Here.
As the only girl in a Finnish American family of seven brothers, May Amelia Jackson resents being expected to act like a lady while growing up in Washington state in 1899.

She may be a miracle, but she's no proper young lady! It isn't easy being a pioneer in the state of Washington in 1899, but it's particularly hard when you are the only girl ever born in the new settlement. With seven older brothers and a love of adventure, May Amelia Jackson just can't seem to abide her family's insistence that she behave like a Proper Young Lady. Not when there's fishing to be done, sheep to be herded, and real live murderers to be captured! May is sure she could manage better if only there were at least one other girl living along the banks of the Nasel River. And now that Mama's going to have a baby, maybe there's hope...
Reading Level:
Middle School.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.8 7.0 35294.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Washington (State) -- Juvenile fiction.

Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction.

Sex role -- Juvenile fiction.

Finnish Americans -- Juvenile fiction.

Frontier and pioneer life -- Juvenile fiction.

Frontier and pioneer life -- Washington (State) -- Fiction.

Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.

Sex role -- Fiction.

Finnish Americans -- Fiction.

Washington (State) -- Juvenile fiction.

Washington (State) -- Fiction.