Hattie Ever After

Hattie Ever After

by Kirby Larson


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After leaving Uncle Chester's homestead claim, orphan Hattie Brooks throws a lasso around a new dream, even bigger than the Montana sky. She wants to be a reporter, knowing full well that a few pieces published in the Arlington News will not suffice. Real reporters must go to Grand Places, and do Grand Things, like Hattie's hero Nellie Bly. Another girl might be stymied by this, but Hattie has faced down a hungry wolf and stood up to a mob of angry men. Nothing can squash her desire to write for a big city newspaper. A letter and love token from Uncle Chester's old flame in San Francisco fuels that desire and Hattie jumps at the opportunity to get there by working as a seamstress for a traveling acting troupe. This could be her chance to solve the mystery of her "scoundrel" uncle and, in the process, help her learn more about herself. But Hattie must first tell Charlie that she will not join him in Seattle. Even though her heart approves of Charlie's plan for their marriage, her mind fears that saying yes to him would be saying no to herself. Hattie holds her own in the big city, literally pitching her way to a byline, and a career that could be even bigger than Nellie Bly's. But can making headlines compensate for the pain of betrayal and lost love? Hattie must dig deep to find her own true place in the world. Kirby Larson once again creates a lovingly written novel about the remarkable and resilient young orphan, Hattie Inez Brooks.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375850905
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 01/07/2014
Series: Hattie
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 219,594
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 720L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

After KIRBY LARSON heard a snippet of a story about her great-grandmother homesteading in eastern Montana, she went on to write Hattie Big Sky, winner of a 2007 Newbery Honor Award. This sequel was written in part to answer many questions readers posed about the irrepressible Hattie. Connect with the author on her blog (www.kirbyslane.blogspot.com) or via Twitter (@kirbylarson).

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Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2012:
“Readers will fall for this earnest, wide-eyed and strong-minded young woman… Historical fiction with heart.”

Booklist, February 1, 2013:
"One of the best parts about this is the way Larson brings San Francisco, circa 1919, alive—especially the opportunities and stumbling blocks for women...Fans of the first book will be thrilled to see the ups and downs of Hattie’s romance with old boyfriend Charlie, while her relationship with another fellow leads to an interesting twist. This is reminiscent of Maude Hart Lovelace’s later Betsy books, whose heroine also wanted to write. And that’s high praise."

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Hattie Ever After 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book for my book club and thoroughly enjoyed it. I immediately shared it with my 12 year old daughter and quickly bought the sequel. I would recommend this book to anyone, even young (and old) men...
RollosMom More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Hattie Big Sky. I kind of wondered what would have happened to Hattie next. Now that I've read Hattie Ever, I'm wondering what happens to her next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read both books and both of them are the best. A definate read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was definatly my favorite book i have read in such a long time. It is one of those rare occasions when the sequil was better than the first book!!!!!!!! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book I read it in a day! I wish there were more books with Hattie in it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Does charlie and Hattie get married? Please say yes!!!! Pleasa tell me right away!!! Read the first book, so GOOD!!!!!!!!!!! Loved it :) soccergirl13