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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library J WOL (Text) 33500013241393 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J WOL (Text) 33500013241401 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525555568
  • ISBN: 0525555560
  • Physical Description: 356 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Dutton Children's Books, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
When twelve-year-old Ellie and her family lose livelihood and move to a mountain cabin in 1934, she quickly learns to be an outdoors woman and, when needed, a healer.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10 & up Dutton Children's Books.
Grades 4-6 Dutton Children's Books.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 March #1
    *Starred Review* It is a magical thing to step into a world created by Wolk (Beyond the Bright Sea, 2017), even without any fantastic enchantment. In this instance, the story of Ellie and her family is a diamond glinting in the rough of the Great Depression, when poverty drives them from town to a more wild existence on a mountainside. Though her mother and older sister yearn to return to civilized life, Ellie thrives in this new environment. But they all must muster different brands of courage when an accident leaves Ellie's father in a coma. Though only 12, Ellie steps up to do many of the tasks, such as hunting and fishing, that had been her father's, all the while remaining determined to jar him back awake by any means possible. Her spirit and empathy eventually lead her far up the mountain to the cabin of Cate, aka the local hag, where Ellie discovers that Cate is herself ill with a festering wound. Compelled to help Cate as much as her father, Ellie learns and accomplishes more than she knew was possible. Complex and fiercely loving, Ellie is a girl any reader would be proud to have as a friend. Woven with music, puppies, and healing, Wolk's beautiful storytelling turns this historical tale of family and survival into a captivating saga. Grades 4-8. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Lauren Wolk is an award-winning poet, artist, and author of the adult novel Those Who Favor Fire, the Newbery Honor-winning novel Wolf Hollow, and the Scott O'Dell Award-winning Beyond the Bright Sea. She was born in Baltimore and has since lived in California, Rhode Island, Minnesota, Canada, and Ohio. She now lives with her family on Cape Cod.

Subject: Family life > Maine > Fiction.
Neighborliness > Fiction.
Depressions > 1929 > Fiction.
Maine > History > 20th century > Fiction.

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