Miranda and her mama have always agreed about everything. So when Mama is offered a job with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show painting scenery, she and Miranda certainly agree that it is time to get out of Fort Lincoln, where they've been doing soldiers' laundry for as long as Miranda can remember.
But while Miranda blossoms on the road--meeting Annie Oakley, making friends with an Indian girl, and even participating in the show herself--Mama stews in her hatred of the Indians; she blames them all for her husband's death. And when Chief Sitting Bull joins the troupe, Miranda begins to see that there are two sides to every battle, a vision Mama won't share.
Gloria Whelan combines expert storytelling and meticulous historical detail to create a provocative tale that shimmers with remarkable insight into the heart of American history.
Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2000, National Council for SS & Child. Book Council
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Gloria Whelan, whose novel Homeless Bird won the National Book Award, is a critically acclaimed writer of poetry, short stories, and novels for children and young adults. Homeless Bird tells the story of a courageous thirteen-year-old heroine who struggles to make a future for herself in modern-day India. Mrs. Whelan often uses as a setting the very woods in northern Michigan in which she lives with her husband, Joseph, as well as the beautiful Mackinac Island. She is the author of The Indian School, Miranda's Last Stand, and the beloved Island Trilogy: Once on This Island (winner of the Great Lakes Book Award), Farewell to the Island, and Return to the Island. Her lastest novel, Angel on the Square, is a sweeping historical saga set at the brink of the Russian Revolution.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1999. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060282525