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Jessie's Mountain Beautiful writing and realistic characters introduce middle grade readers to people and a way of life that is both historic and timeless.To read our full review, go to the Reading Tub Beautiful writing and realistic characters introduce middle grade readers to people and a way of life that is both historic and timeless.To read our full review, go to the Reading Tub This beautifully written trilogy by Kerry Madden is filled with life s dichotomies and the lessons they can offer us Set in a North Carolina holler, the family members Madden introduces are multi dimensional, quirky people you want to read about and know For most of us, the geography and life style of this family are far from what we have experienced and yet their joys, sorrows and tough decisions are as familiar as our own skin Give yourself and any upper elementary school kids that you know This beautifully written trilogy by Kerry Madden is filled with life s dichotomies and the lessons they can offer us Set in a North Carolina holler, the family members Madden introduces are multi dimensional, quirky people you want to read about and know For most of us, the geography and life style of this family are far from what we have experienced and yet their joys, sorrows and tough decisions are as familiar as our own skin Give yourself and any upper elementary school kids that you know a gift and visit Gentle s Holler, hear Louisiana s Song and climb Jesse s Mountain Madden, Kerry 2008 Jessie s Mountain.I liked the first Maggie Valley novel, Gentle s Holler 2005 I loved the second Maggie Valley novel, Louisiana s Song 2007 I really really loved the third novel in the series, Jessie s Mountain My expectations were high Really high Yet somehow it surpassed them, my expectations that is It was so beautifully done I just love Livy Two Weems and her family Even Grandma Horace is beginning to grow on me muchthan I ever thought she would when I Madden, Kerry 2008 Jessie s Mountain.I liked the first Maggie Valley novel, Gentle s Holler 2005 I loved the second Maggie Valley novel, Louisiana s Song 2007 I really really loved the third novel in the series, Jessie s Mountain My expectations were high Really high Yet somehow it surpassed them, my expectations that is It was so beautifully done I just love Livy Two Weems and her family Even Grandma Horace is beginning to grow on me muchthan I ever thought she would when I first met her The novels, in case you re not familiar with them, are set in North Carolina, in the mountains, during the early 1960s Jessie s Mountain opens in December of 1963 There is so much depth, so much love, so much meaning in the pages The Weems family has to be one of my favorite fictional families ever The family is large, yet, it seems right The siblings might seem confusable at first glance, but they re not.Livy is our narrator, and this is her story, her coming of age story The novel s moving force is in the characters and not the action of the plot The plot is there, mind you, but don t expect a thrilling, adventure story that will have you on the edge of your seat That is not this novel It s gentler, subtler I loved it, absolutely loved it Definitely recommended But do read them in order Becky Laney of Becky s Book Reviews Jessie s Mountain is about a girl named Livy Two She, her family of 10 other brothers and sisters, and parents all live together in North Carolina Livy Two has a passion for singing and playing the guitar She has a choice of going to Nashville, Tennessee for a musical talent show So she decides to run off and go to this talent show At the same time, her family is trying to buy a new house Therefore, she figures that she can use the money she makes from this talent show to pay for part of t Jessie s Mountain is about a girl named Livy Two She, her family of 10 other brothers and sisters, and parents all live together in North Carolina Livy Two has a passion for singing and playing the guitar She has a choice of going to Nashville, Tennessee for a musical talent show So she decides to run off and go to this talent show At the same time, her family is trying to buy a new house Therefore, she figures that she can use the money she makes from this talent show to pay for part of the house payment Throughout this adventure, Livy Two reads her mother s childhood diary which teaches her some lessons about life I recommend this book to people who have patience because the book starts out very slow but is very enjoyable once you get to the climax Great story Simple and enjoyable addition to the Weems family history I hope there s a fourth on the way sometime, but meanwhile, I ll go back and read Gentle s Holler to catch up I love the Smoky Mountain descriptions. I gave this book a four star rating because the author really relates to reality I like the characters of this book and i like their couragous ideas There is one character that i would have to say is my favorite because she comes up with good ideas that helps her family I like the plot of this book because it keeps me interested There is a little action I would incourage people who like realistic fiction to read this book. Loved this little 3 book series It was refreshing to take a break from what I usually read and even though these are meant for the younger people, I feel that anyone who reads them will find a smile from time to time. Girl in North Carolina Smoky Mountains, 1960s, deals with her family and makes her dreams come true Very well told, great characters, and lots of emotion Third in a series, but stands very well on its own. Reviewed by Allison Fraclose for TeensReadToo.comTwelve year old Olivia Livy Two Weems can t quit worrying about the mean letters that the landlady keeps sending her family Ever since the car wreck that left her musician father mentally addled, her mother has struggled to support their large family, who live in a small cabin in Maggie Valley, North Carolina.Although Grandma Horace is currently staying with them to help out, Livy Two s grandmother keeps trying to convince Livy Two s mother tha Reviewed by Allison Fraclose for TeensReadToo.comTwelve year old Olivia Livy Two Weems can t quit worrying about the mean letters that the landlady keeps sending her family Ever since the car wreck that left her musician father mentally addled, her mother has struggled to support their large family, who live in a small cabin in Maggie Valley, North Carolina.Although Grandma Horace is currently staying with them to help out, Livy Two s grandmother keeps trying to convince Livy Two s mother that the whole family should leave Maggie Valley forever and join her in her home in Enka Stinka, the factory town where Livy Two s mother grew up Not one member of the Weems family wants to leave Maggie Valley, but Livy Two has a plan.Her father left home at the age of fourteen to pursue his love of music and make it on his own playing the banjo Ever since she and her father met Mr George Flowers, the Nashville Music Man who complemented their songs and told them to keep it up, Livy Two has kept up a regular correspondence with the agent, and even swiped one of her mother s handmade scarves to send him as a present Her plan is to head to Nashville on her own to audition for Mr George Flowers and sell him some of her songs.If all goes well, she ll be back in a few days with money in her pocket, presents for her family, and the promise that they can now stay in Maggie Valley.One night, Livy Two receives an unexpected sign Grandma Horace has found the girlhood diary of Livy Two s mother, Jessie, who left everything behind when she ran off with Tom, Livy Two s father Livy s grandmother gives her the diary as an early Christmas present, and Livy Two eagerly devours the entries as she learns of the carefree and fun girl that her mother used to be Jessie Horace had some big dreams of her own, and it s time for Livy Two to make her own dreams come true, and help her family by making a bold move for Nashville, Music City, USA.Although this is the third and final book about the Weems family, I fell right into this story, and crawled out eager forLivy Two serves as an endearing, distinctive narrator with an unforgettable voice, and the characters that surround her all prove to be individuals in their own right.This is one author that does not disappoint when it comes to characters readers can care about Livy Two has always dreamed of becoming a singer, and her decision to run off to Nashville s Music Row is made with confidence she figures the money she ll bring home will buy the family s house as well as forgiveness for running away The Nashville adventure is a disaster, though even her cherished guitar is stolen Livy Two takes her failure hard, but finds comfort in the girlhood diary of her mother, Jessie Outraged to discover that young Jessie had dreams now long forgotten, Livy Two puts the whole family to work and makes Mama s ultimate dream come true Jessie s Mountain concludes the captivating three book saga of Livy Two and her mountain family, the Weems of Maggie Valley, North Carolina


About the Author: Kerry Madden

Kerry Madden writes under both Kerry Madden and Kerry Madden Lunsford She has written plays, screenplays, journalism Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Birmingham News, Salon, Southern Women s Review, Shenandoah, Carve Magazine, and Sierra Club Magazine , and published seven books including OFFSIDES, a New York Library Pick for 1997, and now just out as an ebook with FOREVERLAND PRESS Her book, WRITING SMARTS, was inspired by the writing workshops she s led with young writers for years and is a guide to sparking stories for kids American Girl Company In 2005 she turned her hand to children s fiction with GENTLE S HOLLER, the first installment in what became the award winning Maggie Valley Trilogy set in the Smoky Mountains of Appalachia It earned starred reviews in both Kirkus and Publisher s Weekly, was included in the New York and the Chicago Public Libraries best books for 2005, and was the featured children s book of North Carolina at the National Book Festival in 2008 It is the genuine article, wrote Rosemary Wells of GENTLE S HOLLER Its heroine is as bone real and endearing as Opal in Because of Winn Dixie The next book in the trilogy, LOUISIANA S SONG 2007 was equally well received, being named a Bank Street College Book of the Year and a finalist for several other awards The third book, JESSIE S MOUNTAIN, was published in 2008 to strong reviews Her biography of Harper Lee, published in Viking s UpClose Series, was a Booklist and Kirkus Pick of 2009 Her picture book, NOTHING FANCY ABOUT KATHRYN CHARLIE, illustrated by her daughter, Lucy Madden Lunsford was published by Mockingbird Publishers, and in the summer of 2013, Kerry and Lucy went on a book tour to rural Alabama libraries to do art and writing workshops with children across the state Kerry received B.A and M.F.A degrees from the University of Tennessee and has been honored as a Tennessee Williams Scholar and a Walter E Dakin Fellow at the Sewanee Writers Conference She has taught creative writing at Ningbo University in China, UCLA, and has visited schools across the country as a guest author doing writing workshops for young authors She is an associate professor of creative writing at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and editor of PMS, Poem Memoir Short Story, at UAB.Her new book, FIFTH GRADE, WEREWOLVES, HAMLET ME is out with publishers for consideration, and she is at work on a new novel, HOP THE POND, drawing from her time in Manchester, England as an exchange student.


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