Hardscrabble

Sandra Dallas (Author)
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Description

2020-2021 South Carolina Book Awards

2019 Wrangler Award for Outstanding Juvenile Book Winner

2019 Spur Award - Western Writer's of America Finalist

In 1910, after losing their farm in Iowa, the Martin family moves to Mingo, Colorado, to start anew. The US government offers 320 acres of land free to homesteaders. All they have to do is live on the land for five years and farm it. So twelve-year-old Belle Martin, along with her mother and six siblings, moves west to join her father. But while the land is free, farming is difficult and it's a hardscrabble life. Natural disasters such as storms and locusts threaten their success. And heartbreaking losses challenge their faith. Do the Martins have what it takes to not only survive but thrive in their new prairie life? Told through the eyes of a twelve-year-old girl, this new middle-grade novel from New York Times-bestselling author Sandra Dallas explores one family's homesteading efforts in 1900s Colorado.

Product Details

Price
$9.99  $9.19
Publisher
Sleeping Bear Press
Publish Date
September 15, 2018
Pages
264
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.9 X 8.3 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781585363766

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About the Author

Sandra Dallas, a reporter for Business Week for twenty-five years, is the author of Colorado Ghost Towns and Mining Camps, No More Than Five in a Bed (also published by the University of Oklahoma Press), Gaslights and Gingerbread, many other books and articles on Colorado and the West, and several best-selling novels.