Prairie Princess Author:Margaret Epp Nothing, it seems, can suppress the lively spirit of Sarah Naomi Scott. Living on a farm is fun and she enjoys almost every minute of it. Her boundless enthusiasm for adventures of each new day is vividly portrayed on a beautiful Saturday morning in Western Canada of an earlier generation. With lamps to clean, wicks to trim and boots to polish, ... more »Sarah Naomi races against time in order to be ready to go into town with her mother behind high-spirited, high-stepping Hyacinthe.
Once in town, she hears some exciting news: Aunt Jane Bolton's niece, who is about Sarah Naomi's age, is coming to live nearby. With joyous anticitpation she prepares for the magic twenty-fifth, the day that Linda is to arrive. She comes - and Sarah Naomi discovers some disturbing things about people and herself.
Throughout the book, the prairie princess sees that the world isn't all rosy. There are problems - her brother Keith boarding a train one day and never returning - her mother who never visits Aunt Jane - and Kathleen, her big sister who is going to get married.
When life begins to lose its sparkle, Sarah Naomi stubbornly refuses to listen to the insistent voice which gnaws within her and tells her things she doesn't like to hear.
Prairie Princess is a story of intense joys and disappointments in the eventful young life of Sarah Naomi Scott. It is a story written especially for junior age boys and girls - though their parents will enjoy it too. Beautifully illustrated by Robert G. Doares.« less