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Miss Hickory ✅ [PDF / Epub] ☉ Miss Hickory By Carolyn Sherwin Bailey ⚣ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Most dolls lead a comfortable but unadventurous life This was true of Miss Hickory until the fateful day that her owner, Ann, moves from her New Hampshire home to attend school in Boston leaving Miss Most dolls lead a comfortable but unadventurous life This was true of Miss Hickory until the fateful day that her owner, Ann, moves from her New Hampshire home to attend school in Boston leaving Miss Hickory behind For a small doll whose body is an apple wood twig and whose head is a hickory nut, the prospect of spending a New Hampshire winter alone is frightening indeed In this classic modern day fairy tale, what s a doll to do.


10 thoughts on “Miss Hickory

  1. Jen Jen says:

    I ve learned my lesson When the Newbery girls all say a book is weird and I, after 50 pages or so, disagree with them and privately think they re getting just a bit too picky with these old children s books, I really should just keep my thoughts to myself until I actually finish the book Because ending the book by having your main character s view spoiler head eaten by a squirrel hide spoiler EVEN IF she was just a little doll made out of a twig is a really bad idea Really, REALLY I ve learned my lesson When the Newbery girls all say a book is weird and I, after 50 pages or so, disagree with them and privately think they re getting just a bit too picky with these old children s books, I really should just keep my thoughts to myself until I actually finish the book Because ending the book by having your main character s view spoiler head eaten by a squirrel hide spoiler EVEN IF she was just a little doll made out of a twig is a really bad idea Really, REALLY bad idea All of you aspiring authors out there who are looking to the Newbery award winners for inspiration take your lesson from this book.It was kind of an odd read a jumble of characters living life in the woods and occasionally crossing paths, but mostly just having really strange things happen to them Miss Hickory is the cantankerous little stick doll who, like a wizened old school teacher, can t resist any opportunity to teach some flighty woodland creature a lesson I think most of the stories were probably metaphors for something I else, but I couldn t for the life of me figure out what Are these books the reason my grandmother was so strange I think I d have been a bit cranky if I d been made to read these in my childhood Poor, poor children of the early Newbery era


  2. Amy Amy says:

    Miss Hickory was my favorite children s novel when I first read it as a girl, and reading it again nownow I remember why I loved it so much Miss Hickory is an outdoor story, a talking animal tale that makes exquisite sense of the natural magic that brings the twig bodied, acorn headed doll to life.The animals in the story are both confounded and drawn to the fiesty no nonsense Miss Hickory They learn from her as much as she learns from them, sometimes acts of friendship, sometimes dangerous Miss Hickory was my favorite children s novel when I first read it as a girl, and reading it again nownow I remember why I loved it so much Miss Hickory is an outdoor story, a talking animal tale that makes exquisite sense of the natural magic that brings the twig bodied, acorn headed doll to life.The animals in the story are both confounded and drawn to the fiesty no nonsense Miss Hickory They learn from her as much as she learns from them, sometimes acts of friendship, sometimes dangerous exchanges, but all wrapped in authentic detail of the natural world Let s just say the author, Ms Bailey, knows her outdoors.Overall, Miss Hickory is a story that reminds us to pay attention to nature, to get outside every day, and to lose our heads in order to feel our hearts and move about with our spirit without fear and doubt


  3. Rebecca McNutt Rebecca McNutt says:

    Miss Hickory is kind of a sappy story, but not a bad one The author s use of fantasy and nature elements make it stand out from most other doll stories.


  4. Joe Joe says:

    Miss Hickory is America s Struwwelpeter a ghastly, grisly warning to children everywhere It seems the Newbery Committee that awarded the coveted medal to Miss Hickory was sending a message to the children of America DON T BE AN ASSHOLE.Seriously, what other message could they possibly be sending when the book they select as The Most Distinguished Book of the Year has an ending that features view spoiler the main character being decapitated and eaten hide spoiler Miss Hickory is a tota Miss Hickory is America s Struwwelpeter a ghastly, grisly warning to children everywhere It seems the Newbery Committee that awarded the coveted medal to Miss Hickory was sending a message to the children of America DON T BE AN ASSHOLE.Seriously, what other message could they possibly be sending when the book they select as The Most Distinguished Book of the Year has an ending that features view spoiler the main character being decapitated and eaten hide spoiler Miss Hickory is a total asshole to everyone she encounters she snips at Crow in the first chapter, she is dismissive and rude to Squirrel, and she only agrees to help a jeopardized bullfrog after she viciously insults him for absolutely no apparent reason So, kids Unless you want view spoiler your head to be forcefully ripped from your torso and devoured by an animal hide spoiler , don t be an asshole Three stars for being delightfully weird A bonus star for the delightfully fucked up ending


  5. Linda Lipko Linda Lipko says:

    In this 1947 Newbery Medal award winning book, Miss Hickory is indeed a hard nut to crack She is a stick figure doll composed of a fork like twiggy body and a hickory nut for a noggin Her humble, but clean, abode is made of corncobs nestled beneath a lilac bush.Miss Hickory is deemed alive by the family who made her and the forest animals who befriend her.When the family temporarily moves from New Hampshire to Massachusetts, Miss Hickory is left behind to fend for herself in the bitter cold wi In this 1947 Newbery Medal award winning book, Miss Hickory is indeed a hard nut to crack She is a stick figure doll composed of a fork like twiggy body and a hickory nut for a noggin Her humble, but clean, abode is made of corncobs nestled beneath a lilac bush.Miss Hickory is deemed alive by the family who made her and the forest animals who befriend her.When the family temporarily moves from New Hampshire to Massachusetts, Miss Hickory is left behind to fend for herself in the bitter cold winter.She is a selfish, self serving, vain and stubborn old coot who self righteously judges others, especially those who help her.Carolyn Sherwin Bailey weaves subtle humor and social commentary throughout via the personality given to Miss Hickory.For example, in observing the trouble making crow as he leads a pack of fellow meanies, Miss Hickory remarks that he most likely is a gangster and really should be shot, but, will not be caught.The squirrel who tries to help by keeping her warm, alas does not save, but eats all his nuts and is lectured for his bad qualities but not praised for his good attributes The crow who finds a new robin s nest home for her after her corncob abode is taken over by a chipmunk, is deemed dirty and gossipy.And, there appears to be a subtle dig at self righteous church goers as we learn that Miss Hickory, decked in her finest attire, looks forward to attending the sermons of Jack in the Pulpit.In short, Miss Hickory is akin to the character of Gladys Kravitz in the 1970 s television series Bewitched She is a noisy, judging little hypocrite.When hungry squirrel takes his revenge and eats her head off, Miss Hickory, in a biblical way looses her life to be reborn again in the spring


  6. Mary Mary says:

    A lot of reviewers found the story too weird but that s it s charm in my opinion Lot s of great stories are weird, just ask the Grimm Brothers I loved Miss Hickory She is a cranky, insecure nut who eventually finds her way, and that s a character I can relate to I loved that she is mean how refreshing and real The weirdest part for me was the strange religious chapter in the middle of the book that seemed out of place and a bit heavy handed, but I skipped it, since it irritated me T A lot of reviewers found the story too weird but that s it s charm in my opinion Lot s of great stories are weird, just ask the Grimm Brothers I loved Miss Hickory She is a cranky, insecure nut who eventually finds her way, and that s a character I can relate to I loved that she is mean how refreshing and real The weirdest part for me was the strange religious chapter in the middle of the book that seemed out of place and a bit heavy handed, but I skipped it, since it irritated me The chapters follow the seasons, and nature is described in way that emphasizes it s magic Just what my city kids need She will give us a lot to talk about


  7. Laura Harrison Laura Harrison says:

    This is one of the most creative children s books I have ever read You really have to just go with it and let the fantasy take over Beautifully written and illustrated, I remember being so worried about the fate of Miss Hickory and her wee acorn head This title is in such danger of being forgotten It is never on a recommended summer reading list any and you would be hard pressed to findthan one copy if even that in a bookstore Definitely one of my childhood favorites.


  8. Wendy Wendy says:

    I was hoping this would be as good as HITTY it s also from a doll s point of view , but it wasn t in fact, it was basically what I always thought HITTY would be cheesy And the illustrations are sort of creepy Okay, but it s ALMOST worth reading the whole thing it s pretty short for the totally bizarre ending.


  9. The Dusty Jacket The Dusty Jacket says:

    Miss Hickory had an apple wood twig body, hickory nut head, and wore a rather smart checked gingham dress She lived a fine and comfortable life under the lilac bush in a corncob house Before winter set in, Great Granny Brown would bring Miss Hickory s house and her along with it into the Old Place and set both on the windowsill to pass the time amiably until springtime But this year, Crow had brought some terrible news It seems that Great Granny Brown has closed up the Old Place for the wi Miss Hickory had an apple wood twig body, hickory nut head, and wore a rather smart checked gingham dress She lived a fine and comfortable life under the lilac bush in a corncob house Before winter set in, Great Granny Brown would bring Miss Hickory s house and her along with it into the Old Place and set both on the windowsill to pass the time amiably until springtime But this year, Crow had brought some terrible news It seems that Great Granny Brown has closed up the Old Place for the winter and has decided to spend the winter in Boston in some place called the Women s City Club Abandoned, dismayed, and soon to be evicted, what is Miss Hickory to do Leave it to her old friend Crow to not only offer up a solution, but an adventure to boot 1947 Newbery Medal Winner, Miss Hickory is NOT to be confused with some run of the mill children s story Oh no For author Carolyn Sherwin Bailey advises her readers at the beginning of her story that all of her characters from Miss Hickory to Crow to Squirrel and even Hen Pheasant are very much real and alive save for one, but I don t wish to spoil the story Bailey gives us a wonderful adventure tale that centers around one very prissy, self centered, judgmental, and rather pretentious Miss Hickory We follow her seasonal exploits in the orchard that sits beside the Old Place Readers get to meet many colorful characters such as fearful Ground Hog, spoiled Chipmunk, and worldly Wild Heifer As Miss Hickory encounters each of these wonderful creatures, she grows a bit in experience, character, and self actualization Miss Hickory is a beautifully told story complemented by Ruth Gannett s exquisite lithographs Her drawings give an earthy and rustic feel to a tale celebrating nature and wildlife Bailey spent her summers at a home in New Hampshire that adjoined an apple orchard Her keen observational skills allow readers to be transported to a world where you can delight in the purple asters, smell the fragrant pine needles, taste the berries and nuts, and feel the crunch of autumn leaves beneath your feet.SPOILER Although younger readers may find the ending a bit sad, Miss Hickory is truly a celebration of discovering your personal worth and finding your place in the world adults may have to help them look for this silver lining In the end although Miss Hickory was a bit hardheaded she discovered that home isthan a structure, it s a sense of belonging And although she was a bit of a nut sorry , Miss Hickory shows us that is does pay to listen to your heart rather than your head, that you can t always judge a book by its cover, and most importantly that you should always, ALWAYS be nice to squirrels because making them angry would be just plain nutty


  10. Danielle Danielle says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Do you want to know a secret I really rarely ever HATE books I might despise them or wish I hadn t read them, but hating a book That s really extreme for me Except for Miss Hickory This book I HATED With a passion So bad that as a child before I realized I didn t have to keep books I didn t like I would put sticky notes on it that had skulls and crossbones that said things like Read this and you will die tear Just like Miss Hickory What kind of children s book ends with the doll Do you want to know a secret I really rarely ever HATE books I might despise them or wish I hadn t read them, but hating a book That s really extreme for me Except for Miss Hickory This book I HATED With a passion So bad that as a child before I realized I didn t have to keep books I didn t like I would put sticky notes on it that had skulls and crossbones that said things like Read this and you will die tear Just like Miss Hickory What kind of children s book ends with the doll dying I m still traumatized almost ten years later Really sad book I would recommend this to absolutely no one


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10 thoughts on “Miss Hickory

  1. Jen Jen says:

    I ve learned my lesson When the Newbery girls all say a book is weird and I, after 50 pages or so, disagree with them and privately think they re getting just a bit too picky with these old children s books, I really should just keep my thoughts to myself until I actually finish the book Because ending the book by having your main character s view spoiler head eaten by a squirrel hide spoiler EVEN IF she was just a little doll made out of a twig is a really bad idea Really, REALLY I ve learned my lesson When the Newbery girls all say a book is weird and I, after 50 pages or so, disagree with them and privately think they re getting just a bit too picky with these old children s books, I really should just keep my thoughts to myself until I actually finish the book Because ending the book by having your main character s view spoiler head eaten by a squirrel hide spoiler EVEN IF she was just a little doll made out of a twig is a really bad idea Really, REALLY bad idea All of you aspiring authors out there who are looking to the Newbery award winners for inspiration take your lesson from this book.It was kind of an odd read a jumble of characters living life in the woods and occasionally crossing paths, but mostly just having really strange things happen to them Miss Hickory is the cantankerous little stick doll who, like a wizened old school teacher, can t resist any opportunity to teach some flighty woodland creature a lesson I think most of the stories were probably metaphors for something I else, but I couldn t for the life of me figure out what Are these books the reason my grandmother was so strange I think I d have been a bit cranky if I d been made to read these in my childhood Poor, poor children of the early Newbery era

  2. Amy Amy says:

    Miss Hickory was my favorite children s novel when I first read it as a girl, and reading it again nownow I remember why I loved it so much Miss Hickory is an outdoor story, a talking animal tale that makes exquisite sense of the natural magic that brings the twig bodied, acorn headed doll to life.The animals in the story are both confounded and drawn to the fiesty no nonsense Miss Hickory They learn from her as much as she learns from them, sometimes acts of friendship, sometimes dangerous Miss Hickory was my favorite children s novel when I first read it as a girl, and reading it again nownow I remember why I loved it so much Miss Hickory is an outdoor story, a talking animal tale that makes exquisite sense of the natural magic that brings the twig bodied, acorn headed doll to life.The animals in the story are both confounded and drawn to the fiesty no nonsense Miss Hickory They learn from her as much as she learns from them, sometimes acts of friendship, sometimes dangerous exchanges, but all wrapped in authentic detail of the natural world Let s just say the author, Ms Bailey, knows her outdoors.Overall, Miss Hickory is a story that reminds us to pay attention to nature, to get outside every day, and to lose our heads in order to feel our hearts and move about with our spirit without fear and doubt

  3. Rebecca McNutt Rebecca McNutt says:

    Miss Hickory is kind of a sappy story, but not a bad one The author s use of fantasy and nature elements make it stand out from most other doll stories.

  4. Joe Joe says:

    Miss Hickory is America s Struwwelpeter a ghastly, grisly warning to children everywhere It seems the Newbery Committee that awarded the coveted medal to Miss Hickory was sending a message to the children of America DON T BE AN ASSHOLE.Seriously, what other message could they possibly be sending when the book they select as The Most Distinguished Book of the Year has an ending that features view spoiler the main character being decapitated and eaten hide spoiler Miss Hickory is a tota Miss Hickory is America s Struwwelpeter a ghastly, grisly warning to children everywhere It seems the Newbery Committee that awarded the coveted medal to Miss Hickory was sending a message to the children of America DON T BE AN ASSHOLE.Seriously, what other message could they possibly be sending when the book they select as The Most Distinguished Book of the Year has an ending that features view spoiler the main character being decapitated and eaten hide spoiler Miss Hickory is a total asshole to everyone she encounters she snips at Crow in the first chapter, she is dismissive and rude to Squirrel, and she only agrees to help a jeopardized bullfrog after she viciously insults him for absolutely no apparent reason So, kids Unless you want view spoiler your head to be forcefully ripped from your torso and devoured by an animal hide spoiler , don t be an asshole Three stars for being delightfully weird A bonus star for the delightfully fucked up ending

  5. Linda Lipko Linda Lipko says:

    In this 1947 Newbery Medal award winning book, Miss Hickory is indeed a hard nut to crack She is a stick figure doll composed of a fork like twiggy body and a hickory nut for a noggin Her humble, but clean, abode is made of corncobs nestled beneath a lilac bush.Miss Hickory is deemed alive by the family who made her and the forest animals who befriend her.When the family temporarily moves from New Hampshire to Massachusetts, Miss Hickory is left behind to fend for herself in the bitter cold wi In this 1947 Newbery Medal award winning book, Miss Hickory is indeed a hard nut to crack She is a stick figure doll composed of a fork like twiggy body and a hickory nut for a noggin Her humble, but clean, abode is made of corncobs nestled beneath a lilac bush.Miss Hickory is deemed alive by the family who made her and the forest animals who befriend her.When the family temporarily moves from New Hampshire to Massachusetts, Miss Hickory is left behind to fend for herself in the bitter cold winter.She is a selfish, self serving, vain and stubborn old coot who self righteously judges others, especially those who help her.Carolyn Sherwin Bailey weaves subtle humor and social commentary throughout via the personality given to Miss Hickory.For example, in observing the trouble making crow as he leads a pack of fellow meanies, Miss Hickory remarks that he most likely is a gangster and really should be shot, but, will not be caught.The squirrel who tries to help by keeping her warm, alas does not save, but eats all his nuts and is lectured for his bad qualities but not praised for his good attributes The crow who finds a new robin s nest home for her after her corncob abode is taken over by a chipmunk, is deemed dirty and gossipy.And, there appears to be a subtle dig at self righteous church goers as we learn that Miss Hickory, decked in her finest attire, looks forward to attending the sermons of Jack in the Pulpit.In short, Miss Hickory is akin to the character of Gladys Kravitz in the 1970 s television series Bewitched She is a noisy, judging little hypocrite.When hungry squirrel takes his revenge and eats her head off, Miss Hickory, in a biblical way looses her life to be reborn again in the spring

  6. Mary Mary says:

    A lot of reviewers found the story too weird but that s it s charm in my opinion Lot s of great stories are weird, just ask the Grimm Brothers I loved Miss Hickory She is a cranky, insecure nut who eventually finds her way, and that s a character I can relate to I loved that she is mean how refreshing and real The weirdest part for me was the strange religious chapter in the middle of the book that seemed out of place and a bit heavy handed, but I skipped it, since it irritated me T A lot of reviewers found the story too weird but that s it s charm in my opinion Lot s of great stories are weird, just ask the Grimm Brothers I loved Miss Hickory She is a cranky, insecure nut who eventually finds her way, and that s a character I can relate to I loved that she is mean how refreshing and real The weirdest part for me was the strange religious chapter in the middle of the book that seemed out of place and a bit heavy handed, but I skipped it, since it irritated me The chapters follow the seasons, and nature is described in way that emphasizes it s magic Just what my city kids need She will give us a lot to talk about

  7. Laura Harrison Laura Harrison says:

    This is one of the most creative children s books I have ever read You really have to just go with it and let the fantasy take over Beautifully written and illustrated, I remember being so worried about the fate of Miss Hickory and her wee acorn head This title is in such danger of being forgotten It is never on a recommended summer reading list any and you would be hard pressed to findthan one copy if even that in a bookstore Definitely one of my childhood favorites.

  8. Wendy Wendy says:

    I was hoping this would be as good as HITTY it s also from a doll s point of view , but it wasn t in fact, it was basically what I always thought HITTY would be cheesy And the illustrations are sort of creepy Okay, but it s ALMOST worth reading the whole thing it s pretty short for the totally bizarre ending.

  9. The Dusty Jacket The Dusty Jacket says:

    Miss Hickory had an apple wood twig body, hickory nut head, and wore a rather smart checked gingham dress She lived a fine and comfortable life under the lilac bush in a corncob house Before winter set in, Great Granny Brown would bring Miss Hickory s house and her along with it into the Old Place and set both on the windowsill to pass the time amiably until springtime But this year, Crow had brought some terrible news It seems that Great Granny Brown has closed up the Old Place for the wi Miss Hickory had an apple wood twig body, hickory nut head, and wore a rather smart checked gingham dress She lived a fine and comfortable life under the lilac bush in a corncob house Before winter set in, Great Granny Brown would bring Miss Hickory s house and her along with it into the Old Place and set both on the windowsill to pass the time amiably until springtime But this year, Crow had brought some terrible news It seems that Great Granny Brown has closed up the Old Place for the winter and has decided to spend the winter in Boston in some place called the Women s City Club Abandoned, dismayed, and soon to be evicted, what is Miss Hickory to do Leave it to her old friend Crow to not only offer up a solution, but an adventure to boot 1947 Newbery Medal Winner, Miss Hickory is NOT to be confused with some run of the mill children s story Oh no For author Carolyn Sherwin Bailey advises her readers at the beginning of her story that all of her characters from Miss Hickory to Crow to Squirrel and even Hen Pheasant are very much real and alive save for one, but I don t wish to spoil the story Bailey gives us a wonderful adventure tale that centers around one very prissy, self centered, judgmental, and rather pretentious Miss Hickory We follow her seasonal exploits in the orchard that sits beside the Old Place Readers get to meet many colorful characters such as fearful Ground Hog, spoiled Chipmunk, and worldly Wild Heifer As Miss Hickory encounters each of these wonderful creatures, she grows a bit in experience, character, and self actualization Miss Hickory is a beautifully told story complemented by Ruth Gannett s exquisite lithographs Her drawings give an earthy and rustic feel to a tale celebrating nature and wildlife Bailey spent her summers at a home in New Hampshire that adjoined an apple orchard Her keen observational skills allow readers to be transported to a world where you can delight in the purple asters, smell the fragrant pine needles, taste the berries and nuts, and feel the crunch of autumn leaves beneath your feet.SPOILER Although younger readers may find the ending a bit sad, Miss Hickory is truly a celebration of discovering your personal worth and finding your place in the world adults may have to help them look for this silver lining In the end although Miss Hickory was a bit hardheaded she discovered that home isthan a structure, it s a sense of belonging And although she was a bit of a nut sorry , Miss Hickory shows us that is does pay to listen to your heart rather than your head, that you can t always judge a book by its cover, and most importantly that you should always, ALWAYS be nice to squirrels because making them angry would be just plain nutty

  10. Danielle Danielle says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Do you want to know a secret I really rarely ever HATE books I might despise them or wish I hadn t read them, but hating a book That s really extreme for me Except for Miss Hickory This book I HATED With a passion So bad that as a child before I realized I didn t have to keep books I didn t like I would put sticky notes on it that had skulls and crossbones that said things like Read this and you will die tear Just like Miss Hickory What kind of children s book ends with the doll Do you want to know a secret I really rarely ever HATE books I might despise them or wish I hadn t read them, but hating a book That s really extreme for me Except for Miss Hickory This book I HATED With a passion So bad that as a child before I realized I didn t have to keep books I didn t like I would put sticky notes on it that had skulls and crossbones that said things like Read this and you will die tear Just like Miss Hickory What kind of children s book ends with the doll dying I m still traumatized almost ten years later Really sad book I would recommend this to absolutely no one

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