Miss Hickory

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Miss Hickory
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First edition
Author Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Illustrator Ruth Gannett
Country United States
Language English
Genre Children's novel
Publisher Viking Press
Publication date
1946
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 124 pp

Miss Hickory is a 1946 novel by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1947.

Plot introduction[edit]

The protagonist is Miss Hickory, a doll made from a forked twig from an apple tree and a hickory nut for her head (hence her name). She lives in a tiny doll house made of corncobs outside the home of her human owners. Her world is shaken when the family decides to spend the winter in Boston, Massachusetts, but leave her behind. Miss Hickory is aided during the long cold winter by several farm and forest animals. Prickly and a little stubborn, she slowly learns to accept help from others, and to offer some assistance herself.

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Awards
Preceded by
Strawberry Girl
Newbery Medal recipient
1947
Succeeded by
The Twenty-One Balloons