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Love Midgie (Softbound) with free PDF Study Guide

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Adventures based on a true story of an indomitable Florida girl

Love, Midgie’s incredible adventures are based on a true story and are illustrated with historic photographs and postcards, including photographs from Midgie’s actual family album.  Readers are able to see views of the actual locations, neighborhoods, and houses Midgie saw in 1915-1920.

Over 100 antique postcards, family photographs, and the author’s illustrations provide story continuity, identification by the reader with the location and story, and interest for the reader.

Written to help readers understand and experience life for a young, spirited girl in Florida a century ago.  Incredibly, much of the neighborhood and many of the same houses mentioned in the book have been preserved.  Readers can much of Jacksonville’s historic Springfield Neighborhood much as it was when Midgie and her brother, Henry, grew up there.

Just Added:  Student/Tutor Guide

Home schooling parents and adults reading to young people will find the new Love, Midgie Student/Tutor Guide an important and useful resource.  The new, free download was prepared by author and reading educator Faith Connors to make the LM reading experience more fun and meaningful.

Readers and Reviewers said…

“Midgie is a refreshing, true story of a young Florida girl with indomitable spirit who meets each challenge as a new adventure.”
“…a touching story for children, parents and grandparents…”
“The author captures her unshakable spirit–‘Midgie’s magic’–as she moves from one adventure to another.”
“Midgie exhibits all the qualities that we want in our children—family love, independence, appreciation of nature and animals, solid and good values.”
“This story paints a picture of summer in the southeastern United States , how children spent their vacations and how family illness disrupted lives.”
“Thank you for letting me read this wonderful story. This book is a gem!”
“The postcards and captions are a brilliant addition and clearly point up the architecture, dress, and hairstyles of the day.”
“The constant sense of family love, concern, and consideration comes through with warmth and sincerity. Love, Midgie is simply just delightful.”


Who This Book and Study Guide Are For…
  • Love Midgie can be enjoyed by youthful readers of all ages interested in better understanding the life and times of a young Florida girl who reminds us of what’s important for us to share with our children – family love, independence, good judgment, appreciation of nature and animals, and solid family values.
  • Homeschooling educators seeking a resource that will be an interesting reading experience for their students, but also provides a free Student and Tutor guide in e-book format. The Love Midgie Student and Tutor guide can be downloaded at no charge.
  • The Guide includes:
    • an outline of the book that places it in context for the reader and the tutor;
      major character outlines;
    • interdisciplinary connections;
    • vocabulary;
    • active reading;
    • explorations by the reader to a range of southeastern US locales, from Central Florida (Ocala) and Jacksonville’s historic Springfield neighborhood, to Alabama and South Carolina;
    • glossary, crossword puzzles, and word games to improve vocabulary (e.g., matching, compound words and homophones), and reading comprehension.

Love, Midgie’s incredible adventures are based on a true story and are illustrated with historic photographs and postcards, including photographs from Midgie’s actual family album.  Readers are able to see views of the actual locations, neighborhoods, and houses Midgie saw in 1915-1920.

Over 100 antique postcards, family photographs, and the author’s illustrations provide story continuity, identification by the reader with the location and story, and interest for the reader.

Written to help readers understand and experience life for a young, spirited girl in Florida a century ago.  Incredibly, much of the neighborhood and many of the same houses mentioned in the book have been preserved.  Readers can much of Jacksonville’s historic Springfield Neighborhood much as it was when Midgie and her brother, Henry, grew up there.

Just Added: Reader’s Guide

Home schooling parents and adults reading to young people will find the new Love, Midgie Reader’s Guide an important and useful resource.  The new, free download was prepared by author and reading educator Faith Connors to make the LM reading experience more fun and meaningful.

Love Midgie Table of Contents
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Bibliographic Information

Author: Faith R. Connors

Copyright: 2006-2018 BelleAire Press All Rights Reserved

ISBN: 0-9640138-1-9

Pages: 290, not including Epilogue

Included format: Softbound

 

Description

© 2018

Author:

Faith R. Connors, MAT


Just Added: Reader’s Guide (Download)

 Home schooling parents and adults reading to young people will find the new Love, Midgie Student and Tutor’s Guide an important and useful resource.  The new, free download was prepared by author and reading educator Faith Connors to make the LM reading experience more fun and meaningful.


About Love Midgie…

“Midgie is a refreshing, true story of a young Florida girl with indomitable spirit who meets each challenge as a new adventure. From the first page the reader is caught up in Midgie’s world–a combination of family and friends, as well as a haunted house. The author captures her unshakable spirit–‘Midgie’s magic’–as she moves from one adventure to another. Her postcards in each chapter help the reader visualize the fascinating story of a bright, energetic, young girl. The reader will laugh and cry with this remarkable, young girl and her brother, Henry. The book is a ‘winner.”‘

Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne
Chancellor Emeritus
Jacksonville University


 

“This is a touching story for children, parents and grandparents. I just couldn’t put it down. Midgie exhibits all the qualities that we want in our children—family love, independence, appreciation of nature and animals, solid and good values. Yet, she feels the loneliness of a child when she is thrust away from her family due to the sickness of her mother. This story paints a picture of summer in the southeastern United States , how children spent their vacations and how family illness disrupted lives. I loved the story. Thank you for letting me read this wonderful story. This book is a gem!  “The old postcards are a nice touch.”

Ruth Knighton Miller
Professor Emeritus
University of Maryland


About Midgie’s World

Set in Florida primarily in the 1915-1920 time frame, and based on the true story of Miriam (“Midgie”) Morris, young Midgie’s mother needs hospitalization and treatment for the after-effects of the Spanish flu.

Midgie’s father, a railroad telegrapher living in Summerfield, a small town south of Ocala, must make hard choices regarding how to care for his two children while his wife is being treated. He must work a 12-hour shift, seven days a week. Eventually, he is forced to move the family to Jacksonville, Florida, into an historic neighborhood called Springfield, just north of the city’s downtown.

Just as Midgie begins to make new friends in the multi-ethnic neighborhood, her father determines that he no choice, he must send Midgie and her brother, Henry, to stay temporarily with relatives—Henry back down to Ocala, Midgie to relatives living in Alabama, Tennessee, and South Carolina.

After a horrible experience with the Alabama relatives, Midgie is sent to Chattanooga, Tennessee and then to Hartsville, South Carolina.

During these extended visits, Midgie learns many important lessons about life and how to cope with disappointment and disruptions in her life. When she returns to Springfield, she is able to put her new understanding to good use with her friends.

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