Hattie Big Sky (Hardcover)

By Kirby Larson

Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 9780385733137, 304pp.

Publication Date: September 26, 2006

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (4/9/2007)
Paperback (12/23/2008)
Paperback (12/26/2007)
Prebound (12/23/2008)
Prebound (12/1/2007)
Compact Disc (4/10/2007)
Library Binding (9/26/2006)
Paperback (8/1/2008)
Other (3/1/2013)
Hardcover, Large Print, Large Print (9/1/2007)

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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.

Praise For Hattie Big Sky

★ “Larson creates a masterful picture of the homesteading experience and the people who persevered.”–School Library Journal, Starred