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  • Collection: Strawberry Girl

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In this typed letter, a young girl from New Jersey expresses how much she liked the book Strawberry Girl and wishes she had an autograph copy. This is one of many fan letters Lenski received from children.

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In this handwritten letter, a young girl from Brooklyn, NY tells Lenski how much she enjoyed Strawberry Girl and Puritan Adventure. This is one of many fan letters Lenski received from children.

"Dear Miss Lenski,
I think your books that I have…

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This is a handwritten letter from a Strawberry Girl Fan on decorated stationary.

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Handwritten Fan Letters from Stawberry Girl fans to Lois Lenski.

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In this handwritten letter, a little boy tells Lois Lenski about his drawings inspired by Strawberry Girl. This is one of many fan letters Lenski received from children.

"Dear Miss Lenski,
When Miss Schott began to read 'Strawberry Girl' I…

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Cover of Lois Lenski's book Strawberry Girl, first published in 1945.

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Map of Florida, the setting for Strawberry Girl. Lenski's regional books had maps in the cover, drawn by Lenski, giving her readers a visual of the area they were reading about.

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This is the original illustration for page 39 of Strawberry Girl, showing the Boyer family. The illustration is dated 1945.

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The original pencil illustration for page 142 of Strawberry Girl, dated 1945.

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Here is a full-page, detailed sketch that Lenski intended to use in Chapter 9 of Strawberry Girl. We see Birdie and her family working in the fields picking and greeting a male over the fence with a group of dogs around him. In the background we see…
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