A lyrical novel about a day in the life of a young pioneer girl growing up on the Dakota prairie is now available in a Knopf Paperback edition. This widely praised and beautifully crafted tale deftly evokes the vast expanse of the American West, the hardships faced by pioneer families, and the strong bonds of family and community.
About the Author
Jennifer Armstrong is the author of numerous award-winning picture books and novels. Her works include "Hugh Can Do" and "Chin Yu Min and the Ginger Cat" (both ALA Notable books); "The Dreams of Mairhe Mehan" (a BCCB Blue Ribbon Book); and "Black-Eyed Susan" (a New York Public Library Best Book). Her first novel, "Steal Away", was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, an ALA Notable book, and a Golden Kite Honor book. Other titles include "Pockets", "Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World", "Magnus at the Fire", "Photo by Brady", and "Once Upon a Banana". She lives in New York State.
"Told in a highly readable text that is almost poetic at times, the story has a satisfying roundness that will elicit contented sighs from young readers."--The Horn Book