Embarking on a new life, Zoe and her family journey west to the Nebraska Territory in the 1800s.
When Zoe and her family arrive at their claim, nothing distinguishes it from the miles and miles of surrounding prairie. Even after they build their soddie, the home can't be seen from any distance. Zoe has never seen Papa so happy or Mama so sad. But when she takes a trip to the small prairie town with Papa, Zoe sees something that might make a difference to their new soddie, and to Mama's life, too.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||11.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.14(d)|
|Lexile:||580L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Eve Bunting has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere. She lives in Southern California.
Greg Shed is the illustrator of many children's books for children including Squanto's Journey, by Joseph Bruchac, and Dandelions by Eve Bunting. He lives in San Diego, California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a beautifully told story (surprising to no one familiar with Eve Bunting) about a family moving west, told convincingly, bravely, and sensitively from the preteen daughter Zoe's perspective. The illustrations are a feast for the eyes, evocative and well-matched to the story. This is a "have-to-have" for my personal collection, and I see a lot of children's books as a children's librarian.