Hattie Big Sky
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Hattie Big Sky

By (author) Kirby Larson

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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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  • Hardback | 289 pages
  • 127 x 190.5 x 25.4mm | 249.47g
  • 23 Dec 2008
  • Turtleback Books
  • English
  • Prebound edition
  • Turtleback School & Library ed.
  • 0606074902
  • 9780606074902
  • 1,190,481

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

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