Hattie Big Sky

Hattie Big Sky

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By (author) Kirby Larson

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  • Publisher: Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
  • Format: Paperback | 289 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 204mm x 16mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 4 January 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0440239419
  • ISBN 13: 9780440239413
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 952,986

Product description

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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Author information

After Kirby Larson heard a snippet of a story about her great-grandmother homesteading in eastern Montana, she spent three years working on this story. The author lives in Kenmore, WA. "From the Hardcover edition."

Review quote

★ " Larson creates a masterful picture of the homesteading experience and the people who persevered." - School Library Journal, Starred