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Encyclopedia > Miss Hickory
Miss Hickory
Author Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Country United States
Language English

Miss Hickory is a book by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1947. Carolyn Sherwin Bailey (October 25, 1875 – December 23, 1961) was a American childrens author. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Carolyn Sherwin Bailey (October 25, 1875 – December 23, 1961) was a American childrens author. ... The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the outstanding American book for children. ... Jane Frank: illustration from Thomas Yoseloffs The Further Adventures of Till Eulenspiegel (1957). ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ...

Plot summary

The protagonist is Miss Hickory, a doll made from a forked twig of an apple tree with a hickory nut head. She lives in a tiny house made of corncobs outside the home of her human owners. Her world is shaken when the family decides to spend the winter in Boston, Massachusetts, but they forget to take her along. Miss Hickory is aided during the long cold winter by several farm and forest animals. Prickly and a little stubborn, she slowly learns to accept help from others, and to offer some assistance herself. The protagonist or main character is the central figure of a story. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ...

Preceded by
Strawberry Girl
Newbery Medal recipient
Succeeded by
The Twenty-One Balloons

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Miss Hickory - Literature Guide - MSN Encarta (120 words)
Miss Hickory - Literature Guide - MSN Encarta
During this time, her grandmother gave her the real Miss Hickory, a doll made from a pattern from pioneer days.
By the time she was 19, Bailey's work was being published, and she wrote books for children for the rest of her life.
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