Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

I was so excited to recently discover that a sequel will soon be published to one of my all time favorite historical novels for kids, Jennifer Holm's Newbery Honor-winning Our Only May Amelia, published in 1999.

The sequel, which comes out April 5 from Atheneum, is titled The Trouble With May Amelia.  Here's the description from the publisher:

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.

And here's the cover:  

Jennifer Holm is one busy lady--in addition to her tremendously popular Babymouse series and her historical novels, she has a new graphic novel series premiering as well (also co-written with her brother Matt Holm) which looks hilarious.  The first volume, which hits stores in May, is called Squish #1:  Super Amoeba.  The hero is a "comic-book loving, twinkie-eating, grade school amoeba trying to find his place in the world (or at least  trying to make it through a school day)."  Sounds like another winning series!


Anonymous said...

here's mine

Tina's Blog said...

The sequel to Our Only May Amelia is one I have been looking forward to, also. YAY!

Melissa said...

Ooooh, that does sound good. I do like Jennifer Holm's writing.

carrie said...

Thanks for the heads up about May Amelia. Jennifer Holm is really something - from Middle School is Worse than Meatloaf to Babymouse to historical fiction. Nice.