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Adaline Falling Star (Scholastic Signature)by Mary Pope Osborne
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Award-winning author Mary Pope Osborne's first middle-grade novel is a gripping girl survival story reminiscent of such classics as *Island of the Blue Dolphins* and *Julie of the Wolves*.
LOVE AND LOYALTY PUT TO THE TEST
Adaline is a fiery child--an irrepressible combination of her white explorer father Kit Carson and her Arapaho mother. When Ma dies and Pa sets off on an expedition out West, Adaline finds herself living in St. Louis with racist white relatives who call her a savage and work her like a slave.
When Adaline realizes she may have been abandoned, she decides to find her own way back to her mother's people, where she is sure her father will find her. With the company of a stray dog, Adaline sets out on a journey that will either save her life--or end it...
Adaline is the daughter of white explorer Kit Carson and an Arapaho woman. When her mother dies and her father sets off on an expedition, Adaline is sent to live with racist relatives in St. Louis. Adaline wants to find her mother's people, and, with a stray dog as her companion, sets off on a journey that will either save her life or end it.
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