Monday, March 4, 2013

Bibliophile's Corner

May B.
by Caroline Starr Rose

Flap Copy Description:
I watch the wagon
until I see nothing on the open plain.
For the first time ever,
I am alone.

May is helping out on a neighbor's homestead - just until Christmas, her pa promises. But when a terrible turn of events leaves her all alone, she must try to find food and fuel - and courage - to make it through the approaching winter.

My Thoughts:
This novel in verse by Caroline Starr Rose has a number of elements to admire: character development, setting descriptions, and a lovely rhythm to the writing. While I have not always been a huge fan of stories set on the prairie, this little book is well worth the read. The author was wise to write it in verse: that's what made it a winner for me. I would highly recommend May B. to female readers from the ages of eight to twelve.

To learn more about the author, Caroline Starr Rose, click here: http://www.carolinestarrrose.com/Caroline_Starr_Rose/Bio.html

10 comments:

  1. Glad you enjoyed this one Victoria! I'm not a big fan of prairie set stories either, but this one was an exception =)

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    1. Your "Novel in Verse Challenge" has been a great addition to my reading experience, Amanda. Thanks!

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  2. What an interesting sounding book. I haven't read that many novels in verse, but I'm starting to like them more and more. This sounds like one I should check out. Thanks for the share.

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    1. You're welcome, Elizabeth. I need to pop over to your blog! ^_^

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  3. I've heard so many good things about this book. While I'm not a big reader of praire books either, I do like novels in verse.

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    1. I'v had a great time reading several novels in verse lately. Thanks, Theresa.

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  4. I always loved the books that dealt with surviving on your own in difficult situations. I always wanted to see if they had the same ideas I did and if I could have survived.

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    1. The type of theme you mention seems to lend itself well to a novel in verse. I have always been a fan of poetry, in general. Thanks, Sara.

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  5. I LOVED this book. So glad you enjoyed it too, Victoria. :)

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    1. Thanks, Linda. Happy writing to you, dear friend.

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