Calling Me Home by Patricia Hermes
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Twelve-year-old Abbie and her family are finding the homesteader's life on the Nebraska plains harder than they ever imagined. Trying to save the money to buy a homestead, Papa is working in town and rarely comes home to visit. Abbie, her sister, two brothers, and their mother live out on their prairie farm, isolated from civilization. Abbie wishes for impossible things: that the family could live in town, that she could own a piano, could attend school, and have friends her own age. But then tragedy strikes and Abbie tortures herself with remorse, no longer sure that she and her family will find the courage and faith to survive.

About Patricia Hermes

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Patricia Hermes is the author of more than 20 novels for children and young adults. Among her many awards are the California Young Reader Medal, the Pine Tree Book Award, and the Hawaii Nene award. Her books have also been named IRA/CBC Children’s Choices and Notable Children’s Trade Books in the field of Social Studies. Her titles include Kevin Corbett Eats Flies; Heads, I Win; My Girl; and My Girl 2.
Published December 1, 1998 by HarperCollins. 144 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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one of them, in response to Abbie’s father’s “How, do,” actually says “How.” She also lets most of the air out of her story by building toward a climax, involving both an impending auction and a public recitation, then leaving the actual scene out.

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All this is familiar territory, but Hermes takes a fresh path with a feminist angle (Abbie feels it unfair that her father is acquiring land chiefly to pass it on to his sons--women could not own land in the 1850s) and with other interesting historical details, mostly about various ruses adopted ...

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