Azalea, the Story of a Girl in the Blue Ridge Mountains Elia Peattie

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Azalea, the Story of a Girl in the Blue Ridge Mountains  by  Elia Peattie

Azalea, the Story of a Girl in the Blue Ridge Mountains by Elia Peattie
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This childrens book was published in 1912 with illustrations by Hazel Roberts. It the first of three Azalea books by Elia Peattie. Be sure to look for the others:- Annie Laurie and Azalea- Azaleas Silver WebMoreThis childrens book was published in 1912 with illustrations by Hazel Roberts. It the first of three Azalea books by Elia Peattie. Be sure to look for the others:- Annie Laurie and Azalea- Azaleas Silver Web...............................................................................Book Excerpt: The McBirneysThe guinea hens wanted everybody to get up.They said so right under the bedroom window-and the turkey gobbler had the same wish andmade it known in his most important manner.Hours before, Mr.

Rhode Island Red, therooster, had expressed his opinion on the subject,and from the first pale hint of dawn till the sunswung up in the clear May sky, a great companyof tanagers, robins, martins, meadow larks andtheir friends had suggested, each in his own way,that it was time to be awake.But really, it didnt need all of this clamorto get the McBirneys out of bed. Since sunup,Thomas McBirney had been planting cotton onthe red clay terraces of his mountain farm- andMary McBirney, his wife, had been busied lay-ing her hearth-fire, getting the breakfast andfeeding the crowing, cackling, gobbling crea-tures in the yard.

And three times she hadthrust her head in at the door of the lean-to tosay that if she were a boy shed get up and seewhat a pretty day it was.James Stuart McBirney, otherwise Jim,thought his mother was right about almost every-thing, but he did differ with her about gettingup when a fellow felt like a log and his eyeswere as tight as ticks.

He had heard her saythere was a time for everything, and it seemed tohim that the time to sleep was when a fellowwas sleepy. Why should sensible people sendhim to bed when he wasnt sleepy and make himget up when he was?Contents:I. The McBirneysII. New FriendsIII. In HidingIV. New ClothesV. The ShoalsVI. Growing PainsVII. The SingingVIII. The KidnappingIX. Haystack ThompsonX. The EscapeXI.

The Summers FamilyXII. Ma Says NoXIII. At Home AgainXIV. The SacrificeXV. Azalea Chooses..............................................................................About the Author:Born in the Gilded Age, Elia W. Peattie stood at the door of the Progressive Era and held it open for a new generation of women who would continue to seek careers, gain universal suffrage for women, promote birth control, and fight vice, filth, corruption, ugliness, ignorance, and exploitation. Her intellectual background, her use of irony and humor, her ability to employ various genres and literary approaches, and her undaunted impertinence produced a strong voice on the Great Plains.

As a result, she became a vital catalyst for social change and a successful role model for promoting personal and professional independence for women. A loving and beloved mother and wife and a successful journalist, Peattie proved that a woman, if she wanted it, could have it all.****...summary from plainshumanities.unl.edu



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