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Wind Blows Free
Homesteading in the 1890’s: The Texas Panhandle was only just beginning to be homesteaded by farmers—called “nesters.” Forced to give up his store in East Texas, Mr. Pierce introduces his family to the daunting challenge of life in a sod hut on the windswept plain. While the move offers a prospect...Read more
Good Land
Almost 15-year-old Carolyn, the “baby” of the Pierce family, is experiencing the growing-up difficulties and frustrations typical of the youngest child. Melinda is energetically engaged in the town life of Amarillo, the twins are happily married, and Katie, home from school, spends all day sighing...Read more
Windigo
Andy Cameron and his parents, coming to live in the isolated Quah Davic Valley in the Quebec wilderness, have taken over its fur-rich trapping range following the mysterious death of the previous holder. The local inhabitants believe that the evil spirit of the north called theWindigo is...Read more
The Stubborn Mare
On a savagely cold night in the mountains of Montana, a painfully injured mare and a runaway 16-year-old named Andy “Smith” enter the solitary life of Justin Allan. In his anxiety over the black horse, Justin ignores the mystery surrounding the quiet boy with the remarkable gift for working with...Read more
The Frosty Filly
Frances D’Affrey, twelve years old, had been abruptly transplanted from England to New York City after the death of her father in World War II. Now, desperate to escape from Aunt Letitia, her unwilling and unloving guardian, she dresses in boy’s clothing and runs off in search of a friend of her...Read more
The Tangled Skein
For years Norway has been under Nazi occupation, but now that World War II is finally over, Solveig Strand is returning home. As a ten-year-old, she had been sent to Scotland five years before, and in all this time she has received no letters from her parents, brothers, sister or beloved...Read more
Gid Granger
World War II is reaching into the small, remote Vermont village of Gilead, and Eben Granger, oldest of the Granger offspring, is off to join the fight. With careful, specific instructions, Eben entrusts the care of the family farm, their mother and 15-year-old sister, Cissie, to Gid’s care. Though...Read more
Polly Kent Rides West
On April 5, 1849 a wagon train is ready to leave Rock Island, Illinois, heading for California in search of gold. Among these hopeful pioneers—but ostracized because the train will take no women—is a young woman from Wabash River, below Terre Haute, traveling alone with her own light wagon. Polly...Read more
Galewood Crossing
Just before warmhearted tomboy Tildy and her family—Mr. and Mrs. Gale, two older brothers and two older sisters and young Tommy—leave their home in Ohio for a tiny new settlement in the wilds of Wisconsin, Grandma says: “Lots of times, Tildy, things won’t seem very cheerful—they’ll seem pretty hard...Read more
Arrow Messenger
After being ridiculed by other boys in his Mongolian village, Dashan, nearly fourteen years old, is anxiously considering his chances for entering warrior training. Just at that moment, a messenger racing through the settlement makes Dashan resolve that he will be not only a warrior but also an...Read more