Carolyn Sherwin Baily
Newbery Medal 1947
Interesting book, at times a cute anthropomorphic nature/animal story, then a lesson on manners, with a Christmas mystery/miracle tossed in. And through it all is sweet little Miss Hickory, a twig lady with a nut head, learning to live on her own one winter. She's sassy, bossy, a touch grumpy, but cuts a fine figure in both fall and spring colors! She meets a surprising and grisly end at the hands of a hungry squirrel, but lives on after joining her headless self to an apple tree... (yes, you read that right). She is selfish and hard on her friends in the forest, but has a happy ending reincarnated (?) as an apple branch.
I liked it as a funny book, interesting to read in regards to the seasons changing or when studying apple trees?
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connections: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, The Bubble