The Cabin Faced West Author:Jean Fritz "A satisfying story which conveys some of the loneliness, despair, and hardships of pioneer life" (Booklist) from the recipient of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for "substantial and lasting contribution to children's literature."
"No more complaints about the West - or you'll get a bucket of cold water on your head. That's the rule."
Ann's brothers take the rule seriously, but for Ann it is so hard not to complain, not to feel lonely. How she misses her friends back in Gettysburg! How long the days are here in the wilderness of Western Pennsylvania!
Then one exciting day a stranger rides up the hill. Ann shares a moment of history with a great American, and learns at last the true meaning of her cabin in the West.