One Came Home

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Random House Childrens Books, Jan 8, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 257 pages
21 Reviews
“An adventure, a mystery, and a love song to the natural world. . . . Run out and read it. Right now.”—Newbery Medalist Karen Cushman


In the town of Placid, Wisconsin, in 1871, Georgie Burkhardt is known for two things: her uncanny aim with a rifle and her habit of speaking her mind plainly.

But when Georgie blurts out something she shouldn't, her older sister Agatha flees, running off with a pack of "pigeoners" trailing the passenger pigeon migration. And when the sheriff returns to town with an unidentifiable body—wearing Agatha's blue-green ball gown—everyone assumes the worst. Except Georgie. Refusing to believe the facts that are laid down (and coffined) before her, Georgie sets out on a journey to find her sister. She will track every last clue and shred of evidence to bring Agatha home. Yet even with resolute determination and her trusty Springfield single-shot, Georgie is not prepared for what she faces on the western frontier.

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User Review  - Trish - Goodreads

I had a hard time putting this book down. Amy Timberlake really knows how to create a memorable setting, unique characters and a rip-roaring plot. The backdrop is the largest known nesting of Wild or ... Read full review

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User Review  - DC - Goodreads

I am very, very glad that the good people of the 2014 Newbery committee decided to honor this book as a runner-up. Personally, dare I say it, it is near equal with Flora & Ulysses; which won the medal ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

AMY TIMBERLAKE won the Golden Kite Award for her picture book The Dirty Cowboy. Her first novel for children, That Girl Lucy Moon, was named a Bank Street Best Children's Book, an Amelia Bloomer Book, and the winner of the Friends of American Writers Literary Award. Amy has worked as a book reviewer, columnist, and children's bookseller.

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