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Publisher's Summary

Newbery Medal Winner, 1946

The land was theirs, but so were its hardships. 

Strawberries - big, ripe, and juicy. Ten-year-old Birdie Boyer can hardly wait to start picking them. But her family has just moved to the Florida backwoods, and they haven't even begun their planting. "Don't count your biddies 'fore they're hatched, gal young un!" her father tells her. 

Making the new farm prosper is not easy. There is heat to suffer through, and droughts, and cold snaps. And, perhaps most worrisome of all for the Boyers, there are rowdy neighbors, just itching to start a feud.

©1945 Lois Lenski (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Excellent For Children

Would you consider the audio edition of Strawberry Girl to be better than the print version?

The author, Lois Lenski, is brilliant, and the narrator does a great job of bringing out the different characters with her voices. My children were captivated and did not want me to shut it off.

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Fantastic story! Kids loved it!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes,Kept kids attention.

What did you like best about this story?

The story line

What about Natalie Ross’s performance did you like?

Excellent, great voices

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Kids were sad when the story ended they enjoyed it so much.

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Classic

Well read. Important lessons for everyone to learn. Really speaks to the children and puts things at their level.

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  • 10-05-17

Poor reading, great story

I love the story of "Strawberry Girl", but I feel like the person who read it used to much emphasis on the country accent. Sometimes I found it hard to understand. The story, though, is AMAZING.

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strawberry girl

great story and amazing narration! I recommend this book for every age of reader. worth your time!

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I want more of these books, a all time best

One of my favorites childhood memories, a great story, and so enjoyable to listen to!

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Amazing

Reading this with my kids for school. Usually we do a read-aloud, which means that I read a novel to them that would normally be above their reading level. When I saw the contents of the book I decided to splurge on the audio book version. What an absolutely pleasant surprise. The narrator is amazing! Her voices for the characters and the accents are soooo good and give so much to the story. The actual story was good, but kind of petered out at the end so I gave it 4 stars. This is the first full audio book my kids and I have ever listened to. They loved it as well!

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Great!

Compelling story, very well read. Didn't want to stop listening. Will be looking for more from this author

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Love Love Love!!!

My whole family loved listening to this book. The story was wonderful and the narrator Natalie Ross made it come alive. Lois Lenski has a wonderful way of quickly making you feel and see the story. It was hands down one of our top favorites.

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Great Story, Great Narrator!

You probably already know that the story is great. So, I won't tell you anymore about that.

The narrator really made a big difference though! With all of the regional lingo and accents this would have been hard to read aloud to my kids. The narrator was spot on! Plus all of her characters sounded distinctly different. I would listen to her again anytime.

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  • 08-23-18

Great performance!

I purchased this book as I needed to read it to my children and would have struggled with the language (slang). Beautifully read and a great story about conflict between families! We all really enjoyed it, especially the happy ending!