The prairie was like a giant plate, stretching all the way to the sky at the edges. And we were like two tiny peas left over from dinner, Lester and me.
Louisa loves the Nebraska prairie, the only home she's ever known. It's a lonely place, surrounded by miles of wild, flat grasslands, but it's the wonderful kind of loneliness that comes of stillness and open sky and oneness with the land. A different kind of beauty enters Louisa's world when the new doctor and his wife, Emmeline, move to the prairie from New York City. Emmeline is the most beautiful person Louisa has ever seen, and she teaches Louisa to love poetry. But she is also frail and unsuited to pioneer life. Louisa wonders whether Emmeline will ever come to love the prairie as she herself does.
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Pam Conrad wrote many award-winning books for children, including the immensely popular The Tub People and The Tub Grandfather, both illustrated by Richard Egielski. She is also the author of a number of critically acclaimed novels, including Prairie Songs, a 1986 ALA Best Children's Book of the Year and a 1985 ALA Golden Kite Honor Book, and Stonewords, winner of the 1991 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Juvenile Mystery.
Pam Conradwas born in New York City and attended the High School of Perform-ing Arts, Hofstra University, and the New School for Social Research. Novelist, poet, and free-lance writer, she lives with her two daughters in Rockville Centre, New York. Her first short story has recently been accepted by the PEN Syndicated Fiction Project.
Darryl S. Zudeck was born in 1961 in New York City. He attended the High School of Art and Design and the School of Visual Arts. He currently lives and works in New York as a free-lance illustrator.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0064402061
Book Description HarperCollins, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0064402061
Book Description HarperCollins, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110064402061