Little City by the Lake

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HarperCollins, Apr 15, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 309 pages
Spirit of the Western Frontier

Fifteen-year-old Caroline is leaving her Concord home for the first time to live with her aunt and uncle in Milwaukee, where she will attend Milwaukee Female College. At first, Caroline is frightened by the big, bustling city, and she finds school more challenging than she expected. But she soon begins to enjoy all the excitement Milwaukee has to offer. As the school year comes to a close, Caroline wonders if living in the city is the life for her.

Little City by the Lake is the sixth book in The Caroline Years, an ongoing series about another girl from America's favorite pioneer family.

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User Review  - AprilBrown - LibraryThing

A childhood favorite re-visited. Is the story as good as I remember? – Yes What ages would I recommend it too? – Eight and up. Length? – Most of a day’s read. Characters? – Memorable, several ... Read full review

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User Review  - t1bclasslibrary - LibraryThing

Caroline is spending a year in Milwaukee with her aunt and uncle so that she can attend Harriet Beecher’s Milwaukee Female College- a liberal college with some progressive ideas. She learns from ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

Celia Wilkins has studied letters, diaries, and documents pertaining to the Quiner and Wilder families, and she extensively researched early settler life of the nineteenth century in Wisconsin. She lives in her own little 1850's house in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and son.

Dan Andreasen has illustrated many well-loved books for children, including River Boy: The Story of Mark Twain and Pioneer Girl: The Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder, both by William Anderson, as well as many titles in the Little House series. He lives with his family in Medina, Ohio.