What is May B.’s full name?
Mavis Elizebeth Betterly
What does may want to be when she grows up?
She wants to be a teacher.
Why is May B sent away?
She is sent away to work for a newly married couple and help bring in money for her family.
What is May B upset she will miss while she is away?
How long does May B’s father tell her she will be gone for?
The house that May B live in and then moves to with the family is made of what?
Grass and sod and is called a Soddy.
Mrs. Oblinger is not happy with her new living arrangements. What does she secretly do?
She runs away to the town to take a train back home.
Mr. Oblinger leaves May B alone to find his wife. How does May B feel about that?
She is nervous because she has never been by herself before and the Oblingers do not return. She has no way of contacting her family or anyone else.
At first what did May B enjoy about being alone?
No one told her what to do, she could keep her slate and book with her, and she didn’t have to do chores.
When May B’s brother, Hiram, cut her hair whose idea was it and why?
May B dared Hiram to cut her hair because he never got in trouble and she wanted to see if he would.
What animal circles the Soddy house?
a wolf/wolf pack
As her time alone continued, what did May B decide to do to try and find home or help? What happened when she did?
She decided to head out in the direction of home with her belongings but she became frightened by a rabbit, ran back to the Soddy and twisted her ankle while running.
How did May B catch fish?
She wiggled her fingers in the water until a trout came close and then she would grab it and throw it in the bank.
When the new “teacher” came, how did she treat May B and her reading difficulties?
The teacher made her read in front of the class and when she did she stumbled. The teacher then made her sit with the younger students in the class because she couldn’t read.
What does May B use to dig herself a hole out of the snow piled around the Soddy?
She used a spoon and the end of a broom handle.
After braving the snow and cold to venture home, what and who come to May B’s rescue?
A sleigh driven by John Chapman, the Oblinger’s neighbor.
How long was May B at the Oblinger’s house?
What would May do when it would rain?
She would hide under the table.