When her cousin, Hadyn, vanishes near Estes Park, Colorado, in the middle of the sudden blizzard of 1886, Maggie is forced to risk her life to find him and bring him back to safety. Original.
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Grade 5-8?Although the plot is predictable, this book offers vivid descriptions that should hold the attention of even reluctant readers. After 12-year-old Maggie's father is injured on the family's homestead, her mother must get him to town for help. At the same time, Maggie's spoiled city-bred cousin Hadyn decides to head home to St. Louis and gets lost. It is then up to Maggie to find him. In the face of a sudden unrelenting Rocky Mountain blizzard, the young people exhibit dogged perseverance as they endure agonizing suffering and, at times, outright fear. No one will be surprised when, at story's end, the two cousins have reversed their roles and have come to understand one another better in the process. Maggie, emotionally and physically spent with the burden of their survival, now leans on Hadyn for support and he, in turn, tries to do more to pull his weight and eventually admits that their predicament is his fault. There is no miraculous rescue; the two finally stagger onto Maggie's homestead and must face chores to be done, a hearth to warm, and animals to feed. However, now Maggie and Hadyn approach them as a team. An easy story to booktalk.?Peggy Morgan, The Library Network, Southgate,
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Book Description Aladdin, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110689813090
Book Description Aladdin, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0689813090
Book Description Aladdin. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0689813090 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1201002