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Miss Hickory Paperback – May 26, 1977
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"The adventures of a country doll made of an apple-wood twig, with a hickory nut for a head. The story is told with humor and with an appreciation of the countryside and the seasons. Miss Hickory remains at all times exactly what she is, a doll, yet becomes for the reader a very rich and memorable personality." — Booklist
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Meet Miss Hickory. A small doll living out her days in a corncob house, she has a happy little existence keeping to herself and not bothering anyone. When her gossipy Crow friend informs her that the family with whom she often spends her winters indoors is leaving the countryside without her, Miss Hickory is loathe to believe it. Further confirmation on the part of the cat Mr. T. Willard-Brown finally forces her to face up to the facts, whereupon she swiftly plunges into a deep pit of woe and self-pity. Fortunately for her, Crow finds Miss Hickory a warm nest of a shelter in which she can live out the cold winter months and because of this she is able to interact sociably with the other animals that live in the area. There's the peacable doe who's mother is killed and who hooks up with a wild heifer. There's a naughty squirrel who keeps eyeing Miss Hickory's noggin as a potential food source... but only jokingly, right?Read more ›
Miss Hickory is a country doll, made of a hickory nut head with an apple twig body. Unexpectedly, she finds that her mistress and family have left for the winter, leaving her to fend for herself during the cold dark months in New Hampshire. The sweet simplicity of the story allows my 5 year old's imagination to run wild as she pictures Miss Hickory living in a nest and enjoying the company of the crow and the cat that are her friends.
There is a reason this book is still in print after all these years! Treat yourself to some good, old fashioned family reading, and enjoy Miss Hickory!
Hickory's personality isn't as friendly as a main character's should be. Her demeanor reminded me of Miss Daisy in the popular movie Driving Miss Daisy.
All in all, this book satisfies the reader, but don't believe the reviewers who said it is for K grade children. The grade level is for a child of grade six, or so says a reading program our school uses. The illustrations were drawn by a Caldecott Honor illustrator and are as memorable as the book itself.
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I read this book for the first time over 45 years ago at the age of 9 in our school's library, and I've remembered it all these years. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have read this book many times. I never get tired of it, love it funny exciting.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Miss Hickory was one of my favorite books from third grade. Was so excited to find it. Can't wait to re-read it, even as an adult!Published 7 months ago by Tiny Tots
This was my daughter's favorite book when growing up. So happy to find it again for my granddaughter.Published 11 months ago by oldgrammy
awesome! I love this book from my childhood. Got it for my daughterPublished 11 months ago by paleyma
This was a great book from my childhood, and I was so happy to find it again.Published 13 months ago by R. York
I had heard this described as a charming little story, and indeed it was. I really like intelligent children lit and it held my interest. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Mary S.