One Came Home


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A Newbery Honor Book An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Juvenile Novel " An adventure, a mystery, and a love song to the natural world. . . . Run out and read it. Right now. Newbery Medalist Karen Cushman" In the town of Placid, Wisconsin, in 1871, Georgie Burkhardt is known for two things: her uncanny aim with a rifle and her habit of speaking her mind plainly. But when Georgie blurts out something she shouldn't, her older sister Agatha flees, running off with a pack of "pigeoners" trailing the passenger pigeon migration. And when the sheriff returns to town with an unidentifiable body wearing Agatha's blue-green ball gown everyone assumes the worst.Except Georgie. Refusing to believe the facts that are laid down (and coffined) before her, Georgie sets out on a journey to find her sister. She will track every last clue and shred of evidence to bring Agatha home. Yet even with resolute determination and her trusty Springfield single-shot, Georgie is not prepared for what she faces on the western frontier."

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Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 139.7 x 205.74 x 25.4mm | 362.87g
  • Alfred A. Knopf
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0375869255
  • 9780375869259
  • 474,629

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Starred Review, The Horn Book, January/February 2013: ."'s Georgie's voice that really brings the story to life, with its original, folksy turns of phrase and self-deprecating humor that make it as entertaining to read as a Christopher Paul Curtis novel." Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 2012: "Georgie's story will capture readers' imaginations with the very first sentences and then hold them hostage until the final page is turned."

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About Amy Timberlake

AMY TIMBERLAKE is the author of the Newbery Honor book"One Came Home, " as well as the middle-grade novel"That Girl Lucy Moon"and picture book"The Dirty Cowboy, "winner of the Golden Kite Award. Amy has worked as a book reviewer, columnist, and children's bookseller. She grew up in a small town in Wisconsin, and now lives in Chicago. Visit her at"

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