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'Set in the Appalachian hills, the story -- narrated by 14-year-old Mary Call -- tells of her efforts to keep her family together and independent after their sharecropper father dies. . . . There is a great deal of humor and love.' -- Teacher. 'Readers won't forget [Mary Call's] sharp, touching, often wildly funny report.' -- SLJ. Basis for the feature film.
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While Vera and Bill Cleaver were best known and loved for Where the Lilies Bloom, they enjoyed a prolific writing career. Their other titles include: Delpha Green & Company, Dust of the Earth, I Would Rather Be a Turnip, The Kissimmee Kid, The Mimosa Tree, Trial Valley, and The Whys and Wherefores of Littabelle Lee.Review:
"This is a story of good people, with real natures, living under conditions of hardship..This is a grand book..." -- The New York Times Book Review
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Book Description HarperTeen, 1969. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0397311117
Book Description HarperTeen, 1969. Condition: New. Jim Spanfeller (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0397311117