Katerina's Wish


Product Details

Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publish Date
5.1 X 7.6 X 0.9 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

Jeannie Mobley is an archaeologist and professor who lives in Colorado. Her first novel, Katerina's Wish, received three starred reviews, won the Colorado Book Award, and was a New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing selection. She is also the author of Searching for Silverheels, which received a starred review. Visit her at JeannieMobley.com.


* Mobley has constructed a world where one determined teenager with brains for business, the bravery to stand up for herself and the ability to find love helps make dreams come true. Top-notch.-- "Kirkus Reviews, STARRED"
* The importance of ingenuity, faith, confidence, and the willingness to dream shine through in a rich story threaded with traditional folk tales, which offers realistic dilemmas and a vibrant setting and cast.-- "Publishers Weekly, STARRED"
*"This vividly imagined first-person narrative features a number of distinct characters within an unusual historical setting...and a note on the Colorado coal camps and the author's research adds dimension to this multi-dimensional first novel."-- "Booklist, STARRED"
I adored this beautiful debut novel about a spunky Bohemian immigrant girl who dares to realize her family's American dream through creativity and hard work. The loveable characters, vivid setting, and magical folktales completely drew me into Katerina's world, and I didn't want to leave.--Laura Resau, author of Star in the Forest and Red Glass "Booklist, STARRED"
Historical fiction with a touch of whimsy and romance.--Laura Resau, author of Star in the Forest and Red Glass "School Library Journal"