Strawberry Girl Author:Lois Lenski Winner of the coveted Newbery Medal, which is awarded to the best children's book of the year, STRAWBERRY GIRL is still a popular favorite twenty years later. Set in the little-known backwoods region of Florida, it is Birdie Boyer's story; of how she and her fierce Cracker pride battled nature, animals and feuding neighbors to become the best "s... more »trawberry girl" the backwoods ever knew.
"...a vivid regional story, [with] the humor and kindliness of an understanding writer." -The Horn Book
"...a welcome addition to juvenile book collections." -Library Journal
"...fresh and authentic." -The New York Times
Lois Lenski is a native of Ohio, has spent time in each of the locations for her regional stories, and now lives in Florida. She won the Newbery Medal in 1945 for Strawberry Girl and has since written several more books about little-known areas in America.« less