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Hattie Big Sky
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Hattie Big Sky

Written by Kirby LarsonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Kirby Larson
| Yearling | Trade Paperback | December 2008 | $6.99 | 978-0-385-73595-7 (0-385-73595-2)
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ABOUT THIS BOOK

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


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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.


AWARDS

HONOR 2007 - Newbery Honor Book