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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (833 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jennifer L. Holm Narrator: Maria Dalbotten Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The May Amelia Series Release Date:
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May Amelia Jackson captured readers' hearts in the Newbery Honor Book Our Only May Amelia. Now, after over ten years, Jennifer Holm is bringing this beloved character back in a beautiful way. The Trouble with May Amelia is a gorgeously written story that's as heartbreaking as it is funny.

May Amelia lives in pioneer Washingon State in 1900, and she just can't act the part of a proper young lady. Working a farm on the rainy Nasel River isn't easy - especially when you have seven brothers and a Pappa who proclaims that Girls Are Useless. May Amelia thinks she may have finally earned her father's respect when he asks her to translate for a gentleman who's interested in buying their land and making them rich. But when the deal turns out to be a scam, Pappa places all the blame on May. It's going to take a lot of sisu - that's Finnish for guts - to make things right.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alicia | 2/13/2014

    " Very engaging story with strong characters, interesting cultural and geographic setting and distinctive style that made me laugh a lot. Great book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Patty | 2/3/2014

    " Really, the only thing disappointing about this sequel is the cover. Did the designer know that the book is historical fiction? May Amelia is her wonderful-getting-into-trouble self in this sequel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Anne Marie | 1/31/2014

    " It was great to read about the Jackson family again -- from the late 1800s, early 1900s in the state of Washington. I listened to Our Only May Amelia last year, so I enjoyed reading the print version of its follow-up - seeing the words in print and seeing how Holm wrote the words May Amelia says. I love historical fiction (now - not sure that I did growing up), so reading about May Amelia's trials interests me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tamsyn | 1/30/2014

    " I enjoyed this one just as much as Our Only May Amelia. It was an interesting balance of everyday humor with the tragic circumstances of life as an emigrant, trying to keep your home going, learn a new language, and avoid the dangers of nature, dishonest people, and accidents. Jennifer Holm gives May a wonderful voice from the very first page: "My brother Wilbert tells me that I'm like a grain of sand in an oyster. Someday I will be a Pearl, but I will nag and irritate the poor oyster and everyone else up until then." "

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