Hattie Big Sky (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

This Newbery Honor winning, New York Times bestseller celebrates the true spirit of independence on the American frontier.

For most of her life, sixteen-year-old Hattie Brooks has been shuttled from one distant relative to another. Tired of being Hattie Here-and-There, she summons the courage to leave Iowa and move all by herself to Vida, Montana, to prove up on her late uncle’s homestead claim.
 
Under the big sky, Hattie braves hard weather, hard times, a cantankerous cow, and her own hopeless hand at the cookstove. Her quest to make a home is championed by new neighbors Perilee Mueller, her German husband, and their children. For the first time in her life, Hattie feels part of a family, finding the strength to stand up against Traft Martin’s schemes to buy her out and against increasing pressure to be a “loyal” American at a time when anything—or anyone—German is suspect. Despite daily trials, Hattie continues to work her uncle’s claim until an unforeseen tragedy causes her to search her soul for the real meaning of home.
 
This young pioneer's story is lovingly stitched together from Kirby Larson’s own family history and the sights, sounds, and scents of homesteading life. 

AN AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS
A SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK
A BOOKLIST EDITORS' CHOICE
NAMED TO 13 STATE AWARD LISTS

"A marvelous story about courage, loyalty, perseverance, and the meaning of home." --Newbery Award-Winning Author Karen Cushman

GENRE
Kids & Young Adults
NARRATOR
KP
Kirsten Potter
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
08:30
hr min
RELEASED
2007
April 10
PUBLISHER
Listening Library
SIZE
414
MB

Customer Reviews

wahahahow ,

hmmmm...

Okay, so i'm reading the actual book for a school book report/project thingy doodle and im confused. i pictured hattie as a fearless 16 year old girl taking on endless hardships. this narrator lasy makes me think that Hattie got held back a WHOLE bunch. i mean.... REALLY??? she sounds like a 60 year old woman from 1918!!!!! (no offense Kirsten Potter) ;0

cant_live_ w/o_music ,

confused :(

hattie is 16 years old in the book. this woman is way older than that. i luv this book SO MUCH but the audiobook makes it sound like it's about an old lady (no offence kirsten potter) either get a younger reader or just buy the book!

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