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Hattie Big Sky (Readers Circle)
Hattie Big Sky - Readers Circle
Author: Kirby Larson
Alone in the world, teen-aged Hattie is driven to prove up on her uncle's homesteading claim. — For years, sixteen-year-old Hattie's been shuttled between relatives. Tired of being Hattie Here-and-There, she courageously leaves Iowa to prove up on her late uncle's homestead claim near Vida, Montana. With a stubborn stick-to-itiveness, Hattie face...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780440239413
ISBN-10: 0440239419
Publication Date: 12/26/2007
Pages: 320
Edition: Reprint
Reading Level: Young Adult
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  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 30 ratings
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Hattie Big Sky (Readers Circle) on + 2 more book reviews
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Good book but i was hoping for a bit of a happier ending.
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reviewed Hattie Big Sky (Readers Circle) on + 298 more book reviews
great read will be looking for more. Passed this one on to mom.
mom2nine avatar reviewed Hattie Big Sky (Readers Circle) on + 341 more book reviews
Good book, content suitable for young readers- my 11 yr. old enjoyed it. Written from a 17 yr. old's point of view trying to homestead in Montana during WWI, nice insights on the homefront during the war and the difficulties of country life.
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I must say, this is a good book. And I appreciate that it's completely clean. Still, Newbery Honor? I wouldn't have thought so. It's a nice story but not as well developed as I'd have liked. When you read the Little House books, you learn how to make butter, straw hats, or a well, right along with Laura. When you read about Hattie learning, all you learn is that she found out how to do it.
Also, I suspect that the author doesn't know how to cook. To read Hattie, you'd totally that it's easier to become a farmer than to learn how to cook. I doubt it.
The author's anti-war opinions are very evident throughout - it seems to be a major theme in the book. For a good (negative) review on that topic, see http://www.amazon.com/review/RIDFK8DG9QDV2/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm
Still, it's a fairly accurate, engaging historical fiction. An enjoyable read.


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