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Kirby Larson shares Hattie Ever After ($16.99). After leaving Uncle Chester's homestead claim, orphan Hattie Brooks throws a lasso around a new dream, even bigger than the Montana sky. She wants to be a reporter, knowing full well that a few pieces published in the Arlington News will not suffice. Real reporters must go to Grand Places, and do Grand Things, like Hattie's hero Nellie Bly. Another girl might be stymied by this, but Hattie has faced down a hungry wolf and stood up to a mob of angry men. Nothing can squash her desire to write for a big city newspaper.
After Kirby Larson heard a snippet of a story about her great-grandmother homesteading in eastern Montana, she went on to write Hattie Big Sky, selected as a 2007 Newbery Honor Book. This sequel was written in part to answer many questions readers posed about the irrepressible Hattie.