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Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel

Title

Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel

Authors

Leslie Connor

Illustrator

Mary Azarian

Publisher

HMH Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2004

ISBN

9780618305643

Pages

30 pages

Genre

historical

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Miss Bridie immigrates to America in 1856 and chooses to bring a shovel, which proves to be a useful tool throughout her life.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Lexile Measure

AD750L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Family member death; Poverty; Immigrants and refugees; death of a husband; grief; financial hardship; emigration; immigrant adult

Main Character

adult female

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Connecticut Book Awards, 2005, Winner, Children's Literature (Author)
Cuffies: Children's Booksellers Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year, 2004, Honorable Mention, Your Vote to Win the Caldecott
International Reading Association Children's Book Award, 2005, Winner, Primary Fiction
Parents' Choice Award, 2004, Silver, Picture Book
Time of Wonder Children's Book Award, 2005, Honor Book
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2004 Ages 5 to 9
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2004
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2004
Capitol Choices, 2005 Ages (7-11)
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006
Children's Literature Choice List, 2005 Short Books or Picture Books with More Text Than Usual for Younger Readers (Children 5 to 10)
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2004
New York Times Notable Children's Books, 2004
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2005
Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books, 2004
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 2004

Keywords

hardworking; ships; fire; new life; fresh start; farm; orchard; ice skating; childbirth; shovel

Diversity Impact

direct

Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel


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