Miss Hickory

Miss Hickory
Miss Hickory  
Miss Hickory.jpg
Author(s) Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Illustrator Ruth Gannett
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) 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

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.

External links

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

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Miss North Carolina — For the state pageant affiliated with Miss USA, see Miss North Carolina USA. Katherine Southard, Miss North Carolina 2009 …   Wikipedia

  • Miss Australia — is the title for the winner of the Miss Australia Quest/Awards, which ran from 1954 until 2000, when the last Miss Australia was named. The title of Miss Australia had existed since 1908, although it was not until 1954 [1] that it became… …   Wikipedia

  • Miss North Carolina USA — Miss USA 2005 Chelsea Cooley de Carolina del Norte. Andrea Duke, Mis …   Wikipedia Español

  • Miss Marple's Final Cases and Two Other Stories —   …   Wikipedia

  • Miss Caroline du Nord USA — Miss Caroline du Nord USA, est un concours de beauté féminine, destiné aux jeunes femmes de la Caroline du Nord, qualifié à l élection de Miss USA et de Miss America. Les titres Kristen Dalton, Miss Caroline du Nord et Miss USA en 2009. 2010,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hickory Dickory Dock (novel) — infobox Book | name = Hickory Dickory Dock title orig = translator = image caption = Dust jacket illustration of the first UK edition author = Agatha Christie illustrator = cover artist = William Randall country = United Kingdom language =… …   Wikipedia

  • Hickory Dickory Death — Pension Vanilos Pension Vanilos est un roman d Agatha Christie, mettant en scène le détective belge Hercule Poirot et publié en 1955. Sommaire 1 Éditions 2 L intrigue du roman 3 Commentaires …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Miss Marple — Jane Marple Joan Hickson as Miss Marple First appearance The Tuesday Night Club Last appearance Sleeping Murder …   Wikipedia

  • Miss North Carolina USA — For the state pageant affiliated with Miss America, see Miss North Carolina. Miss USA 2009 Kristen Dalton, who competed as Miss North Carolina USA …   Wikipedia

  • Miss Marple (TV series) — This article is about the TV series starring Joan Hickson. For other uses including the series with Geraldine McEwan and Julia McKenzie, see Marple (disambiguation). Miss Marple Miss Marple title card Format …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”