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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.

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Synopsis:

After inheriting her uncle's homesteading claim in Montana, sixteen-year-old orphan Hattie Brooks travels from Iowa in 1917 to make a home for herself and encounters some unexpected problems related to the war being fought in Europe. Newbery Honor Book & ALA Notable Book for Children. Reissue.

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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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375846410
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Historical - United States - General
Author:
Larson, Kirby
Author:
Kirby Larson
Subject:
Historical - United States - General
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Self-reliance
Subject:
Audio Books-Children s
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 20th Century
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. General
Subject:
Children s-Newbery Award Winners
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-Newbery Award Winners
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Newbery Award Winners
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Vietnamese
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20081223
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Grade Level:
7-12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Age Level:
12-17

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Children's » Historical Fiction » Military and War
Children's » Historical Fiction » United States » General
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Self-Esteem and Self-Reliance

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"Synopsis" by , After inheriting her uncle's homesteading claim in Montana, sixteen-year-old orphan Hattie Brooks travels from Iowa in 1917 to make a home for herself and encounters some unexpected problems related to the war being fought in Europe. Newbery Honor Book & ALA Notable Book for Children. Reissue.
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