Prairie School

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Product Details

Price
$14.99  $13.79
Publisher
Open Road Media Teen & Tween
Publish Date
Pages
228
Dimensions
5.51 X 8.5 X 0.52 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781453250112

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About the Author

Born in Springfield, Ohio, in 1893, Lois Lenski achieved acclaim as both an author and illustrator of children's literature. For her Regional America series, Lenski traveled to each of the places that became a subject of one of her books. She did meticulous research and spoke with children and adults in the various regions to create stories depicting the lives of the inhabitants of those areas. Her novel of Florida farm life, Strawberry Girl, won the Newbery Award in 1946. She also received a Newbery Honor in 1942 for Indian Captive, a fictionalized account of the life of Mary Jemison. Lenski died in 1974.

Reviews

"Miss Lenski's real understanding of her prairie children makes this another distinguished . . . regional story." --The Horn Book Magazine