Missing May

Missing May

This critically acclaimed winner of the Newbery Medal joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!

Ever since May, Summer's aunt and good-as-a-mother for the past six years, died in the garden among her pole beans and carrots, life for Summer and her Uncle Ob has been as bleak as winter. Ob doesn't want to create his beautiful whirligigs anymore, and he and Summer have slipped into a sadness that they can't shake off. They need May in whatever form they can have her -- a message, a whisper, a sign that will tell them what to do next. When that sign comes, Summer will discover that she and Ob can keep missing May but still go on with their lives.

Title:Missing May
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780439613835
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    Missing May Reviews

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    Missing May, Cynthia Rylant Missing May is a children's book, the recipient of the 1993 Newbery Medal. It was written by Cynthia Rylant, who has written over 100 children's books such as The Islander....

  • Kathleen

    Read this, my friends. It's good medicine. Heartwarming, realistic, subtle, and funny in a subdued style. Winner of 1993 Newbery Medal. Set in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, present day, ...

  • ALPHAreader

    It seems to Summer that everybody in her life leaves too soon. Her mother died when she was young, and after that she was passed around to live with relatives, to be “treated like a homework assignm...

  • Sierra Cook

    This book is very emotional, has so much power and discusses death and the emotional toll in which death can bring, how a simple couple from West Virginia delivered a small girl, who is a relative bac...

  • Vanessa S.

    I thought this was good but not great. Rylant skillfully describes grief and it's effects on Summer and Uncle Ob, but there was not much complexity to the story. I felt like I did not learn much about...

  • Luisa Knight

    I can understand wanting to write a children’s book about coping with death and the questions it raises. I just don’t get why you would mix so many religions together in your attempt to provide an...

  • Maria

    Warm US american children's story about loss and grief and the relief of crying....

  • Aj Sterkel

    My mission to read all the Newbery winners continues with Missing May, the winner from 1993. This book is tiny—only 89 pages—but it has a lot of depth. The Newbery winners I’ve read so far have ...

  • Pauline

    "Missing May" is a short book that can be read in one sitting. Even though it is short there is nothing lacking in the story. All the characters are developed wonderfully and they all end up feeling l...

  • Jackie B. - Death by Tsundoku

    Narrated by Summer, we observe the grief of those around her while processing Summer's own pains. Her voice is appropriately young and is peppered with easy to understand analogies. As a reader, you c...