One Came Home

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Random House Childrens Books, Jan 8, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 257 pages
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“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  - ewyatt - LibraryThing

While it took me a bit to get into the book, once I got into it I found myself anxious to find out what Georgie would uncover on her journey about her sister, Agatha. When a body is discovered with a ... Read full review

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User Review  - kittyjay - LibraryThing

One Came Home follows the story of a thirteen-year-old girl in 1871 who makes a journey to a neighboring town to find out the truth about her sister, who disappeared and is believed dead. This already ... Read full review

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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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