Sweet Home Alaska

By DAGG, Carole Estby

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Reviewed on May 1, 2016  |  Multimedia Review

Gr 4–7—During the Great Depression, the Johnson family take part in Roosevelt's New Deal plan and settle in the Matanuska Valley of Alaska. Twelve-year-old Terpsichore, named after a muse, does all the cooking after her mother's baby arrives and regrets leaving her Wisconsin friends and library. But she and most of the family members embrace new challenges and friendships, except her musical mother, who only agrees to give it a year. That year, like Terpsichore's beloved Laura Ingalls Wilder stories, is...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

In 1934 Wisconsin, times are tough for eleven-year-old Terpsichore and her family. Fortunately, President Roosevelt is setting up a New Deal Colony in Palmer, Alaska, with land and loans for struggling families. Terpsichore can't wait to be a pioneer, just like ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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