Louisa loves the solitude of the Nebraska prairie and feels secure with her loving pioneer family.She idolizes the doctor's wife, Emmeline, who comes from New York City. But Emmeline cannot adjust to the harsh pioneer existence, especially the loneliness, and finally goes mad.
1986 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA)
Best of the 80's (BL)
1986 Boston Globe'Horn Book Award Honor Book for Fiction
1986 Children's Book Award (IRA)
1985 Golden Kite Award Honor Book for Fiction (SCBW)
1986 Judy Lopez Children's Book Award
1985 Golden Spur Award (Western Writers of America)
1986 Best Books for Teens (NY Public Library)
1985 Western Heritage Award
1986 Society of Midland Authors Award
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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.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1985. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX006021337X