Pioneer Girl: A True Story of Growing Up on the Prairie

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U of Nebraska Press, Sep 1, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 104 pages
Pioneer Girl is the true story of Grace McCance Snyder. In 1885, when Grace was three, she and her family became homesteaders on the windswept prairie of central Nebraska. They settled into a small sod house and hauled their water in barrels. Together they endured violent storms, drought, blizzards, and prairie fires. Despite the hardships and dangers, Grace loved her life on the prairie. Weaving Grace?s story into the history of America?s heartland, award-winning author Andrea Warren writes not just of one spirited girl but of all the children who homesteaded with their families in the late 1800s, sharing the heartbreaks and joys of pioneer life.
 

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Based on a homestead girl's diary as well as interviews with the woman in her later years, this book outlines what it was like to be part of a homestead family living on the Prairie in Nebraska. The ... Read full review

PIONEER GIRL: Growing Up on the Prairie

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Warren, basing her work on the memoir of Grace McCance Snyder about her pioneer childhood in Nebraska, also tells the riveting story of life on the prairie and the determination of the families who ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
9
A Home in the Promised Land
11
Settling In
17
Getting By
22
Fire and Wind
29
Sunup to Sundown
34
Pioneer Women
40
Blizzards and Grasshoppers
47
The Storm
60
Hard Times
66
Grace Grows Up
73
The Quilt Lady of Nebraska
82
Afterword
90
For Further Information
97
Acknowledgments and Photo Credits
99
Index
101

Sociable Settlers
52

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Andrea Warren is the author of several highly acclaimed children?s books, including Orphan Train Rider: One Boy?s True Story, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Outstanding Nonfiction; Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps, a Robert F. Sibert Award Honor Book; and Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy, a Booklist Editors? Choice.

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