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Hattie Big Sky

A sixteen-year-old orphan attempts to
homestead by herself in eastern Montana.

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Hattie Big Sky
Author: Kirby Larson
Summary: A sixteen-year-old orphan attempts to prove up on a homestead claim in eastern Montana at the beginning of the twentieth century.
The Tale of Cuckoo Brow Wood: The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter
Author: Susan Wittig Albert
Summary: It is the spring of 1907 and Beatrix is back at her beloved Hill Top Farm.
Ghost Ship
Author: Dietlof Reiche
Summary: Supernatural occurrences at a seaside resort lead twelve-year-old Vicki and her friend Peter on a quest to lift a curse and set right a horrible deed committed 230 years in the past.
TRACES: Framed!
Author: Malcolm Rose
Summary: Sixteen-year-old Luke is a Forensic Investigator who must solve three murders on his own school campus.
Montmorency: Thief, Liar, Gentleman?
Author: Eleanor Updale
Summary: A petty thief transforms himself into a wealthy gentleman while at the same time committing daring robberies with the help of Victorian London's underground sewer system.
Author: Cornelia Funke
Summary: A young girl and her father have the ability to read characters out of books and into the world.
Just Jane
Author: William Lavender
Summary: A daughter of England is caught in the struggle of the American Revolution.
Spy High: Mission One
Author: A. J. Butcher
Summary: Six teens attend Deveraux Academy, otherwise known as Spy High, where they learn to be secret agents.
Crispin: The Cross of Lead
Author: Avi
Summary: Falsely accused of theft and murder, an orphaned peasant boy in fourteenth-century England flees his village and meets a larger-than-life juggler who holds a dangerous secret.
The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar
Author: Robert Alexander
Summary: A Russian immigrant tells the story of what really happened to the Romonovs in post-revolutionary Russia.
The Eye of the Heron
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Summary: Two exiled groups attempt to hold onto their disparate dreams.
At the Sign of the Sugared Plum
Author: Mary Hooper
Summary: Sisters Sarah and Hannah try to survive as the plague terrorizes the residents of seventeenth-century London.
The Anchor: P. Moore, Proprietor
Author: Blonnie Bunn Wyche
Summary: Fifteen-year-old Polly must run the family's tavern in eighteenth-century North Carolina.
Shakespeare: The World as Stage
Author: Bill Bryson
Summary: A slim yet satisfying biography of The Bard.
In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
Author: Irene Gut Opdyke
with Jennifer Armstrong
Summary: A young Polish nursing student becomes a rescuer of Jews during World War II.
Goddesses: A World of Myth and Magic
Author: Burleigh Mutén;
Illustrated by Rebecca Guay
Summary: A collection of stories about goddesses from various countries, arranged alphabetically.
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