Pioneer Girl: Growing Up on the Prairie

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Harper Collins, Apr 30, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 96 pages
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An inspiring true story in the tradition of The Little House on the Prairie.

Grace McCance was three when her family settled in a one-room sod house on the lonely Nebraska prairie. There was hard work for everyone, the nearest water source was two miles away, and disaster could strike at any time in the form of a tornado, a drought, or a rattlesnake bite. Still, Grace thrived amid the dusty soil of the American heartland: "I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful life."

01-02 Young Hoosier Book Award Masterlist (Gr 4-6) and 00-01 South Carolina Book Award Nomination Masterlist (Grds 3-8)

 

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Based on a homestead girl's diary as well as interviews with the woman in her later years, this book outlines what it was like to be part of a homestead family living on the Prairie in Nebraska. The ... Read full review

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Book we read in the mother/daughter book club. We were living in Nebraska at the time so we really enjoyed reading about a young girls life in the 1880's. We were amazed at the lack of any kind of ... Read full review

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Andrea Warren says, "I'm always looking behind facts and dates in search of how extraordinary times impact ordinary people. I think the most engaging way to study history is by seeing it through the eyes of participants. Each of us wants to know, If that had been me at that time, in that place, what would I have done? What would have happened to me?"

Among Warren's honors are the prestigious Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story, which was also selected as an ALA Notable Book. She won the Midland Authors Award for Pioneer Girl. Growing Up on the Prairie. A former teacher and journalist, Warren writes from her home in the Kansas City suburb of Prairie Village, Kansas.

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