Sweet Home Alaska

Sweet Home Alaska

By Carole Estby Dagg

Nancy Paulsen Books, Hardcover, 9780399172038, 304pp.

Publication Date: February 2, 2016

Description
This exciting pioneering story, based on actual events, introduces readers to a fascinating chapter in American history, when FDR set up a New Deal colony in Alaska to give loans and land to families struggling during the Great Depression.
Terpsichore can t wait to follow in Laura Ingalls Wilder's footsteps . . . now she just has to convince her mom. It's 1934, and times are tough for their family. To make a fresh start, Terpsichore's father signs up for President Roosevelt's Palmer Colony project, uprooting them from Wisconsin to become pioneers in Alaska. Their new home is a bit of a shock it's a town still under construction in the middle of the wilderness, where the residents live in tents and share a community outhouse. But Terpsichore's not about to let first impressions get in the way of this grand adventure. Tackling its many unique challenges with her can-do attitude, she starts making things happen to make Alaska seem more like home. Soon, she and her family are able to start settling in and enjoying their new surroundings everyone except her mother, that is. So, in order to stay, Terpsichore hatches a plan to convince her that it's a wonderful and civilized place to live . . . a plan that's going to take all the love, energy, and"Farmer Boy"expertise Terpsichore can muster.


About the Author
Carole Estby Dagg has two children, two grandchildren, a husband, and a bossy cat. She splits her writing time between her study in Everett, Washington and a converted woodshed on San Juan Island.