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In GENTLE'S HOLLER, Kerry Madden introduced young readers to Olivia (better known as Livy Two) Weems, a twelve-year-old with a passion for books and music. GENTLE'S HOLLER is the first in The Maggie Valley Trilogy.
In GENTLE'S HOLLER, Kerry Madden introduced young readers to Olivia (better known as Livy Two) Weems, a twelve-year-old with a passion for books and music. Livy has eight siblings of various ages and tempermants, a sweet mama, and a starry-eyed daddy. Money's tight - Daddy's music fills the heart and ears more than it fills the pocketbook - but the Weems make do, and their household is always bursting with family, love, and music. The second book, LOUISIANA'S SONG, is just as precious as the first book. I can't wait to read JESSIE'S MOUNTAIN, the final book in the trilogy.
Gentle's Holler book. In Kerry Madden's Maggie Valley Trilogy, Olivia "Livy Two" Weems narrates the ups and downs of her mountain family life. The first book in the trilogy is Gentle's Holler. Livy Two's Daddy is a songwriter and traveling salesman, waiting for that big banjo hit. Mama has two babies (Cyrus and Caroline) sleeping in the dresser drawer and one in the cradle (Appelonia). Emmett, Livy Two's elder You can't feed a family of ten or eleven with just love and music, but they sure do make life more bearable.
Kerry Madden writes under both Kerry Madden and Kerry .
Kerry Madden writes under both Kerry Madden and Kerry Madden-Lunsford.
Find nearly any book by Kerry Madden. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Gentle's Holler (Maggie Valley Novels). ISBN 9780142407516 (978-0-14-240751-6) Softcover, Puffin, 2007. Find signed collectible books: 'Gentle's Holler (Maggie Valley Novels)'. Gentle's Holler (Maggie Valley Novels): ISBN 9780670059980 (978-0-670-05998-0) Hardcover, Viking Juvenile, 2005.
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In 2005, Kerry Madden published Gentle’s Holler to much critical acclaim. Two more novels in the Maggie Valley series- Louisiana’s Song and Jessie’s Mountain -have quickly followed. In Gentle’s Holler, we meet Olivia Weems. Livy Two, as she is called by her family and friends, is coming of age in the early 1960s in Maggie Valley on the North Carolina side of the Great Smoky Mountains. She is surrounded by nine siblings, music, the natural beauty of the Smokies, books, and poverty.
Kerry Madden-Lunsford is the author of a new picture book, Ernestine’s Milky Way, published by Schwartz & Wade of Random House. She also wrote Maggie Valley Trilogy for children, which includes Gentle’s Holler, Louisiana’s Song and Jessie’s Mountain, published by Viking. Her first novel, Offsides, (Morrow) was a New York Public Library Pick for the Teen Age. Her book, Up Close Harper Lee, made Booklist’s Ten Top Biographies of 2009 for Youth. Her first picture book, Nothing Fancy About Kathryn and Charlie, was illustrated by her daughter, Lucy, and published by Mockingbird Publishers.
The sixties may have come to other parts of North Carolina, but with Mama pregnant again, Daddy struggling to find work, and nine siblings underfoot, nobody in the holler has much time for modern-day notions. Especially not twelve-year-old Livy Two, aspiring songwriter and self-appointed guardian of little sister Gentle, whose eyes "don work so good ye.
Kerry Madden (ww. errymadden. com) is the author of the Appalachian Maggie Valley Trilogy: Gentle's Holler, Louisiana's Song, and Jessie's Mountain (all Viking). Her other books include Offsides, a 1997 New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age selection, Writing Smarts, which helps kids craft their own stories and poetry, and Nothing Fancy About Kathryn & Charlie, about a Selma, Alabama friendship between a storyteller and a folk artist.
Kerry Madden-Lunsford, associate professor in the Department of English and director of the creative writing programEnglish Professor .
Kerry Madden-Lunsford, associate professor in the Department of English and director of the creative writing programEnglish Professor Kerry Madden-Lunsford, MFA, first met Ernestine Upchurch in 2005 at Joey’s Pancake House in Maggie Valley, North Carolina, a small Appalachian town sandwiched between other small Appalachian towns with names like Balsam and Cataloochee. Upchurch wanted to talk about Madden-Lunsford’s children’s novel, Gentle’s Holler, which is based in Maggie Valley.
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