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Next Spring an Oriole (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) Paperback – September 12, 1987
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"Historical fiction at an easy level is hard to find, and this pioneer story, narrated by 10-year-old Libby Mitchell on her journey from Virginia to Michigan in 1837, is smoothly written and appealing. The wagon trail is not easy, and Whelan is careful to include a taste of the hardships. She's also careful in her presentation of the Potawatomi Indians, who figure in the story when the Mitchells nurse one of their own children back to health. The story, though brief, is well developed."--"Bulletin, Center for Children's Books.
About the Author
Gloria and her husband Joseph moved from Detroit to the woods of northern Michigan several years ago. Many of Gloria's books take place during the summer -- because she does a lot of her writing during the northern Michigan blizzards! Gloria has been telling stories for as long as she can remember. Before she could read or write, she used to dictate stories to her baby-sitter, who would type them out. Being an only child, many of Gloria's stories were about having a brother or sister. Gloria would like to have written Little Women, because Jo March was one of her role models growing up! Gloria once had a set of five wtching guinea pigs, all named after Detroit Tiger baseball players!
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Top Customer Reviews
This is a very interesting book and I really enjoyed it. The book also has very interesting pictures. They are sort of like a smudged pencil. I think the pictures captured a lot. I really liked the characters Taw cum ego qua. I loved how the writer compared Taw cum ego qua to a quick bird. She was a very interesting character. I think Taw cum ego qua was a very creative character. Libby and her family met a Native American family and Libby met a girl her age whose name is Taw cum ego qua.
The story was great. I loved it. This book was special because not a lot of people would think to write this kind of story. I loved how descriptive this writer was. I also loved how the author explains the process of building a cabin. I pictured everything perfectly and felt like I was in the story. I can imagine how hard it must have been for Libby and her family. It was probably very hard.
i would definitely recommend this book to you because of how the writer explains everything. This book is definitely worth reading.
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