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Hattie Big Sky, Kirby Larson

Label
Hattie Big Sky
Title
Hattie Big Sky
Statement of responsibility
Kirby Larson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After inheriting her uncle's homesteading claim in Montana, sixteen-year-old orphan Hattie Brooks travels from Iowa in 1917 to make a home for herself and encounters some unexpected problems related to the war being fought in Europe. Alone in the world, teen-aged Hattie is driven to prove up on her uncle's homesteading claim. For years, sixteen-year-old Hattie's been shuttled between relatives. Tired of being Hattie Here-and-There, she courageously leaves Iowa to prove up on her late uncle's homestead claim near Vida, Montana. With a stubborn stick-to-itiveness, Hattie faces frost, drought and blizzards. Despite many hardships, Hattie forges ahead, sharing her adventures with her friends--especially Charlie, fighting in France--through letters and articles for her hometown paper. Her backbreaking quest for a home is lightened by her neighbors, the Muellers. But she feels threatened by pressure to be a "Loyal" American, forbidding friendships with folks of German descent. Despite everything, Hattie's determined to stay until a tragedy causes her to discover the true meaning of home
Summary
After inheriting her uncle's homesteading claim in Montana, sixteen-year-old orphan Hattie Brooks travels from Iowa in 1917 to make a home for herself and encounters some unexpected problems related to the war being fought in Europe
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2007
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2006
  • Montana Book Award, 2006.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2007
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2006.
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
149187
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larson, Kirby
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
012 & up
Interest level
MG
LC call number
PZ7.L32394
LC item number
Hat 2006
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
700
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 8
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
4.4
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-reliance
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Orphans
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Self-reliance
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Orphans
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Montana
  • Montana
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Hattie Big Sky, Kirby Larson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289)
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
289 p.
Isbn
9780385733137
Isbn Type
(trade)
Lccn
2005035039
Other control number
  • 9780385733137
  • 9780385903325
System control number
  • ocm62493393
  • (OCoLC)62493393
Label
Hattie Big Sky, Kirby Larson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289)
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
289 p.
Isbn
9780385733137
Isbn Type
(trade)
Lccn
2005035039
Other control number
  • 9780385733137
  • 9780385903325
System control number
  • ocm62493393
  • (OCoLC)62493393

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