Missy Violet and Me

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By Barbara Hathaway
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Missy Violet and Me
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The summer that Viney is eleven years old is extraordinary. It takes her out of school and puts her under the wing of Missy Violet, a wellloved midwife whose wise and warm ways help teach Viney about the business of catchin babies. Suddenly, Viney must learn about roots and herbs and their medicinal purpose, understand the contents of Missy Violets birthin bag, and contend with a snooty peer and wild, irrepressible cousinCharles Elister Paxton Nehemiah Windbush. And all this before she actually helps to deliver a single baby! At turns scary, funny, and exhilarating, the rhythm of Vineys rural life in the South quickens as she embraces her apprenticeship and finds her own special place as Missy Violets best helper girl. Hot jiggetty!

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15361 words15,361 words
112 pages112 pages
Lexile 970LLexile 970L
Grade 3 to 7Grade 3 to 7
Age 8-12Age 8-12
Published 2004Published 2004

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