One Came Home

One Came Home Cover

One Came Home

By Amy Timberlake

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Library Binding, 9780375969256, 257pp.

Publication Date: January 8, 2013

Description
A Newbery Honor Book

An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book

Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Juvenile Novel
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.

From the Hardcover edition.



About the Author
AMY TIMBERLAKE is the author of the Newbery Honor bookOne Came Home, as well as the middle-grade novelThat Girl Lucy Moonand picture bookThe Dirty Cowboy, winner of the Golden Kite Award. Amy has worked as a book reviewer, columnist, and children's bookseller. She grew up in a small town in Wisconsin, and now lives in Chicago. Visit her at AmyTimberlake.com."