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1947: Miss Hickory (a cautionary tale for nutters)

VERDICT: Trash

Sally’s Rating: 2/5

Carolyn Bailey’s Miss Hickory details the rise and fall of Miss Hickory – an opinionated doll whose body is made of twigs and a hickory nut. 311 more words

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1946: Strawberry Girl (or, good fences make bad neighbors)

VERDICT: Trash

Sally’s Rating: 2/5

Lois Lenski’s Strawberry Girl was a tough book to get through. Riddled with rough language and a thick Southern dialect, this book focuses on a boundary dispute between two feuding families in Florida. 211 more words

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1947: Miss Hickory (finally, a decapitation)

VERDICT: Trash

Laurinda’s Rating: 1.5

The 1947 Newbery Medal Winner, Miss Hickory, is about a doll made from twigs and a hickory nut. Forgotten under the lilac bush when the family leaves, Miss Hickory is abandoned to fend for herself. 257 more words

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1946: Strawberry Girl (Family Feud: Florida edition)

VERDICT: Trash

Laurinda’s Rating: 1.5

The 1946 Newbery Medal Winner, Strawberry Girl, is the story of the Boyers, a family that moves from Marion County down to south Florida and attempts to turn neglected land into a profitable farm. 443 more words

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1945: Rabbit Hill (Or, Why to Grow a Garden)

VERDICT: Trash

Laurinda’s Rating: 2.5

The 1945 Newbery Medal Winner, Rabbit Hill, tells the tale of all the animals living around Rabbit Hill, focuses particularly around a rabbit family. 290 more words

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1944: Johnny Tremain (Pride Comes Before a Fall, and Starts a Revolution)

VERDICT: Treasure?

Laurinda’s Rating: 3

The 1944 Newbery Medal Winner, Johnny Tremain, is a historical fiction novel set in early 1770’s Boston. The title character, Johnny, begins the novel as a precocious apprentice silversmith. 375 more words

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1943: Adam of the Road (a walking tour of England)

VERDICT: Treasure

Sally’s Rating: 3/5

Elizabeth Gray’s Adam of the Road is a light, breezy read that explores the bonds of friendship and family. Adam, a young boy, sets outs to find his father and his stolen dog and ends up meeting some new people along his travels. 181 more words

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