Hattie Big Sky (2007 Newbery Honor Book)

by Kirby Larson

Hattie Big Sky (2007 Newbery Honor Book) by Kirby Larson
ISBN:
0385735952
ISBN13:
9780385735957
BINDING:
Paperback
PUBLISHER:
Yearling
PUBLISHED:
2008-12-23
PAGES:
304

(Age 9+)

Alone in the world, teen-aged Hattie is driven to prove up on her uncle's homesteading claim.
For years, sixteen-year-old Hattie's been shuttled between relatives. Tired of being Hattie Here-and-There, she courageously leaves Iowa to prove up on her late uncle's homestead claim near Vida, Montana. With a stubborn stick-to-itiveness, Hattie faces frost, drought and blizzards. Despite many hardships, Hattie forges ahead, sharing her adventures with her friends--especially Charlie, fighting in France--through letters and articles for her hometown paper.

Her backbreaking quest for a home is lightened by her neighbors, the Muellers. But she feels threatened by pressure to be a "Loyal" American, forbidding friendships with folks of German descent. Despite everything, Hattie's determined to stay until a tragedy causes her to discover the true meaning of home.


From the Hardcover edition.

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