Be Ever Hopeful, Hannalee

Be Ever Hopeful, Hannalee

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by Patricia Beatty
     
 

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In 1865 with the war recently over, fourteen-year-old Hannalee and her recently reunited family decide to start a new life in Atlanta where, because of the need to rebuild the devastated city, jobs are plentiful. Sequel to "Turn Homeward, Hannalee". See more details below

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In 1865 with the war recently over, fourteen-year-old Hannalee and her recently reunited family decide to start a new life in Atlanta where, because of the need to rebuild the devastated city, jobs are plentiful. Sequel to "Turn Homeward, Hannalee".

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School Library Journal
Gr 5-8 This sequel begins exactly where Turn Homeward, Hannalee (Morrow, 1984) ended. A preface explains what has gone before, but those who skip it will be able to enjoy this book thoroughly. Hannalee's brother Davey has returned from war without an arm, intent upon moving the family to Atlanta to begin a new life. Hannalee's strength of character and optimism continue to serve her family well, particularly when she finds a job in a dry goods store in order to help support them. When Davey is jailed for murder, Hannalee is able to prove, with the help of a frightened former slave, that her brother is innocent. This fast-paced historical novel chronicles the post Civil War period from the point of view of the Southern white working class who never owned slaves. There is an afterward which describes the historical background upon which this story is based. It is fascinating reading, but like prefaces, afterwards are unfortunately often left unread. Readers will enjoy Hannalee's adventures, her strong love and loyalty to her family, and the start of her first romance. Janet E. Gelfand, Lawrence Junior High School, N.Y.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688075026
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/1988
Pages:
208
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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