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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.

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.

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MarianaCordova, January 4, 2009 (view all comments by MarianaCordova)
Hattie Big Sky made me see life a whole different way. This is an inspiring book for everyone who belives that home is the most important thing in the world.
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ISBN:
9780385733137
Author:
Larson, Kirby
Publisher:
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Historical - United States - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20060926
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.42x5.98x1.00 in. 1.03 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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