Mary Ann Hoberman won the National Book Award for her sparkling poetry. Her debut novel Strawberry Hill stars 10-year-old Allie, a young Jewish girl living with her family during the Great Depression. Everyone is excited because dad has found a home to rent and the street sounds like a place filled with fun and adventure- Strawberry Hill. But Allie soon finds many challenges in her new home and works hard to overcome them.
Click the Download button to download a copy of the MARC file.
Enter your FTP details below to send the MARC export file via FTP.
by Annie Barrows
by Cynthia Rylant
"Mary Ann Hoberman, Children's Poet Laureate, makes a successful foray into middle-grade fiction. With her poet's ear she's able to connect with what's going on in a 10-year-old's mind. It's hard to imagine a more gifted and believable narrator of girls' roles than Cassandra Morris. Morris is utterly convincing as Allie, making us feel her anxiety over moving to a new town and leaving behind her best friend. Yet Morris portrays Allie's great resolve and pluck as she determines to seek new friendships and find her way. Ultimately, it's Morris's thoughtful delivery as Allie begins to rethink some of her first impressions that will leave listeners with the feeling of satisfaction furnished by good books. D.G. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"
Sign up for our email newsletter