Sunday, September 2, 2012

KANSAS A POPULAR SETTING

Set on the Kansas prairie in the 19th century, this debut novel in verse presents a harrowing portrait of pioneer life through the perspective of 12-year-old Mavis Elizabeth Betterly, called May B. The spare free-verse poems effectively sketch this quietly courageous heroine, the allure and dangers of the open prairie, and the claustrophobic sod house setting. Writing with compassion and a wealth of evocative details, Rose offers a memorable heroine and a testament to the will to survive. (Publisher's Weekly)

Caroline Starr Rose is the author of May B, at www.carolinestarrrose.com

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