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Encyclopedia > Missing May
Missing May
Author Cynthia Rylant
Country United States
Language English
Publisher
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Missing May is a children's book, the recipient of the 1993 Newbery Medal. It was written by Cynthia Rylant, who has written over 60 children's books such as The Islander. Cynthia Rylant is out author for today and is the author of over 60 childrens books , including works in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 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 most outstanding American book for children. ... Cynthia Rylant is out author for today and is the author of over 60 childrens books , including works in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. ... The Islander is a Book published in 1998 by the Newbery Medal winning author Cynthia Rylant. ...


Plot summary

The novel is set in present-day West Virginia. The protagonist is Summer, an orphaned child who has been passed around among various apathetic relatives. At age six, she meets her Aunt May and Uncle Ob. The kindly old couple notices that, although Summer is not mistreated, she is virtually ignored by her caretakers. The kindly old couple impulsively decide to take Summer home to their rickety trailer home in the hills. Summer thrives under their care, feeling that she finally has a home. Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ...


Six years after Summer moves in, Aunt May dies suddenly. Summer must cope with her own grief while worrying about Uncle Ob, who is overwhelmed by the thought of living without his beloved wife. Uncle Ob decides to try contacting May's spirit, after he experiences the sensation that she has tried to communicate with him. He is assisted in this endeavor by Cletus Underwood, a schoolmate of Summer's. Summer views his ideas with some skepticism, but is willing to try anything that might alleviate her uncle's sorrow.

Preceded by:
Shiloh
Newbery Medal recipient
1993
Succeeded by:
The Giver

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Missing May - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (238 words)
Missing May is the recipient of the 1993 Newbery Medal.
Summer must cope with her own grief while worrying about Uncle Ob, who is overwhelmed by the thought of living without his beloved wife.
Uncle Ob decides to try contacting May's spirit, after he experiences the sensation that she has tried to communicate with him.
Washington State Patrol - Missing Children Services (393 words)
This agency may not be the agency of jurisdiction where the child was at the time he/she became missing.
If you called the agency, you may have spoken with a communications officer who took a missing report and a law enforcement officer may or may not have been assigned to your case.
Your missing child case may not have met all of the criteria required to activate an Amber Alert.
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