Synopses & Reviews
Jessie and Polly wandered on and on and a new fear grew. They could be circling. Or they could be going parallel to the river. Polly did not know how long they had been walking. It was hard to breathe. She was afraid. But she could not stop now. So she kept on walking. Beyond her, beyond the slough, lay the upland prairies, the switchgrass, the Indian grass. The big bluestem.
With their father away and their mother traumatized by some unknown event, 11-year-old Polly and her younger sister are left to take care of themselves and their prairie homestead. In this beautiful first novel set on the open prairie in 1879, Arrington reveals the raw pioneer courage and strong humanity of two sisters who dare to face a new world alone.