Hardscrabble

Hardscrabble

In 1910, after losing their farm in Iowa, the Martin family moves to Mingo, Colorado, to start anew. The US government offers 320 acres of land free to homesteaders. All they have to do is live on the land for five years and farm it. So twelve-year-old Belle Martin, along with her mother and six siblings, moves west to join her father. But while the land is free, farming i In 1910, after losing their farm in Iowa, the Martin family moves to Mingo, Colorado, to start anew. The US government of...

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Title:Hardscrabble
Author:Sandra Dallas
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:1534122915
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:264 pages pages

Hardscrabble Reviews

  • Martha
    Apr 03, 2018

    Bluebelle "Belle" Martin can't wait to join her father on his new homestead in Colorado. Everything will be better there than it was in Iowa. Mama will feel better, the new baby will have a name and her older sister can graduate high school and go to college. When the Martins arrive in...

    Public library copy I loved it, because I was a big fan of LHOTP, and this had good details about living in a sod house and homesteading. However, I can't get Hattie Big Sky to circulate, and the cover on this is rather dark and depressing, so I won't purchase. ...

    Sandra Dallas being Sandra Dallas, there are quilts in this book. Some new, some old, some filthy, some pristine. It is the families that use them, the people who make them (one a surprise), who are the focus of this story. From the point of view of Carrie and Belle, daughters of t...

    Little House on the Prairie in Colorado! It's a Hardscrabble life. I was hooked on this book by page three and couldn't put it down! I tried to imagine being a young reader while reading this book and it made me think about just how hard life was back in the beginning of last centur...

    Living near Denver, I am a fan of Sandra Dallas. I have read all of her novels for adults so I decided to try one of her books for middle grade readers. It reminded me of reading Little House on the Prairie when I was a kid, except there were a lot more children. My favorite part was w...

    Written for children, Sandra Dallas' "Hardscrabble" is a little more "Little House on the Prairie" than I typically would want in a novel. However, I enjoy Dallas generally, so this book about a family trying to survive as Colorado homesteaders was fine. We get a dose of deja vu in ...

    YA novel about a homesteading family who moves from Iowa to Colorado in the early 1900s. The story is told mostly from the perspective of 12-year-old Belle, who embraces life in a sod house with her parents and six siblings, while her older sister and mother are plucky but less enthusi...

    Simple (of course, since it's a young adult book). LOVE Sandra Dallas's books!! ...

    Great book with a compelling story. I read it in one sitting. ...

    Excellent Young Adult novel set in Colorado-would be a good choice for Battle of the Books. ...

    Miss Jen read this historical fiction book. Perfect for 4th-7th grade. Great description of the time period and the struggles. Cried a few times and couldn't put it down! ...

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  • Jenny Howell
    May 04, 2018

    Bluebelle "Belle" Martin can't wait to join her father on his new homestead in Colorado. Everything will be better there than it was in Iowa. Mama will feel better, the new baby will have a name and her older sister can graduate high school and go to college. When the Martins arrive in...

    Public library copy I loved it, because I was a big fan of LHOTP, and this had good details about living in a sod house and homesteading. However, I can't get Hattie Big Sky to circulate, and the cover on this is rather dark and depressing, so I won't purchase. ...

    Sandra Dallas being Sandra Dallas, there are quilts in this book. Some new, some old, some filthy, some pristine. It is the families that use them, the people who make them (one a surprise), who are the focus of this story. From the point of view of Carrie and Belle, daughters of t...

    Little House on the Prairie in Colorado! It's a Hardscrabble life. I was hooked on this book by page three and couldn't put it down! I tried to imagine being a young reader while reading this book and it made me think about just how hard life was back in the beginning of last centur...

    Living near Denver, I am a fan of Sandra Dallas. I have read all of her novels for adults so I decided to try one of her books for middle grade readers. It reminded me of reading Little House on the Prairie when I was a kid, except there were a lot more children. My favorite part was w...

    Written for children, Sandra Dallas' "Hardscrabble" is a little more "Little House on the Prairie" than I typically would want in a novel. However, I enjoy Dallas generally, so this book about a family trying to survive as Colorado homesteaders was fine. We get a dose of deja vu in ...

    YA novel about a homesteading family who moves from Iowa to Colorado in the early 1900s. The story is told mostly from the perspective of 12-year-old Belle, who embraces life in a sod house with her parents and six siblings, while her older sister and mother are plucky but less enthusi...

    Simple (of course, since it's a young adult book). LOVE Sandra Dallas's books!! ...

    Great book with a compelling story. I read it in one sitting. ...

    Excellent Young Adult novel set in Colorado-would be a good choice for Battle of the Books. ...

    Miss Jen read this historical fiction book. Perfect for 4th-7th grade. Great description of the time period and the struggles. Cried a few times and couldn't put it down! ...

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  • Catherine
    Apr 15, 2018

    Bluebelle "Belle" Martin can't wait to join her father on his new homestead in Colorado. Everything will be better there than it was in Iowa. Mama will feel better, the new baby will have a name and her older sister can graduate high school and go to college. When the Martins arrive in...

    Public library copy I loved it, because I was a big fan of LHOTP, and this had good details about living in a sod house and homesteading. However, I can't get Hattie Big Sky to circulate, and the cover on this is rather dark and depressing, so I won't purchase. ...

    Sandra Dallas being Sandra Dallas, there are quilts in this book. Some new, some old, some filthy, some pristine. It is the families that use them, the people who make them (one a surprise), who are the focus of this story. From the point of view of Carrie and Belle, daughters of t...

    Little House on the Prairie in Colorado! It's a Hardscrabble life. I was hooked on this book by page three and couldn't put it down! I tried to imagine being a young reader while reading this book and it made me think about just how hard life was back in the beginning of last centur...

    Living near Denver, I am a fan of Sandra Dallas. I have read all of her novels for adults so I decided to try one of her books for middle grade readers. It reminded me of reading Little House on the Prairie when I was a kid, except there were a lot more children. My favorite part was w...

    Written for children, Sandra Dallas' "Hardscrabble" is a little more "Little House on the Prairie" than I typically would want in a novel. However, I enjoy Dallas generally, so this book about a family trying to survive as Colorado homesteaders was fine. We get a dose of deja vu in ...

    YA novel about a homesteading family who moves from Iowa to Colorado in the early 1900s. The story is told mostly from the perspective of 12-year-old Belle, who embraces life in a sod house with her parents and six siblings, while her older sister and mother are plucky but less enthusi...

  • Anne Slater
    May 01, 2018

    Bluebelle "Belle" Martin can't wait to join her father on his new homestead in Colorado. Everything will be better there than it was in Iowa. Mama will feel better, the new baby will have a name and her older sister can graduate high school and go to college. When the Martins arrive in...

    Public library copy I loved it, because I was a big fan of LHOTP, and this had good details about living in a sod house and homesteading. However, I can't get Hattie Big Sky to circulate, and the cover on this is rather dark and depressing, so I won't purchase. ...

    Sandra Dallas being Sandra Dallas, there are quilts in this book. Some new, some old, some filthy, some pristine. It is the families that use them, the people who make them (one a surprise), who are the focus of this story. From the point of view of Carrie and Belle, daughters of t...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Mar 23, 2018

    Bluebelle "Belle" Martin can't wait to join her father on his new homestead in Colorado. Everything will be better there than it was in Iowa. Mama will feel better, the new baby will have a name and her older sister can graduate high school and go to college. When the Martins arrive in...

    Public library copy I loved it, because I was a big fan of LHOTP, and this had good details about living in a sod house and homesteading. However, I can't get Hattie Big Sky to circulate, and the cover on this is rather dark and depressing, so I won't purchase. ...

  • Elizabeth Allard
    May 08, 2018

    Bluebelle "Belle" Martin can't wait to join her father on his new homestead in Colorado. Everything will be better there than it was in Iowa. Mama will feel better, the new baby will have a name and her older sister can graduate high school and go to college. When the Martins arrive in...

    Public library copy I loved it, because I was a big fan of LHOTP, and this had good details about living in a sod house and homesteading. However, I can't get Hattie Big Sky to circulate, and the cover on this is rather dark and depressing, so I won't purchase. ...

    Sandra Dallas being Sandra Dallas, there are quilts in this book. Some new, some old, some filthy, some pristine. It is the families that use them, the people who make them (one a surprise), who are the focus of this story. From the point of view of Carrie and Belle, daughters of t...

    Little House on the Prairie in Colorado! It's a Hardscrabble life. I was hooked on this book by page three and couldn't put it down! I tried to imagine being a young reader while reading this book and it made me think about just how hard life was back in the beginning of last centur...

    Living near Denver, I am a fan of Sandra Dallas. I have read all of her novels for adults so I decided to try one of her books for middle grade readers. It reminded me of reading Little House on the Prairie when I was a kid, except there were a lot more children. My favorite part was w...

    Written for children, Sandra Dallas' "Hardscrabble" is a little more "Little House on the Prairie" than I typically would want in a novel. However, I enjoy Dallas generally, so this book about a family trying to survive as Colorado homesteaders was fine. We get a dose of deja vu in ...

    YA novel about a homesteading family who moves from Iowa to Colorado in the early 1900s. The story is told mostly from the perspective of 12-year-old Belle, who embraces life in a sod house with her parents and six siblings, while her older sister and mother are plucky but less enthusi...

    Simple (of course, since it's a young adult book). LOVE Sandra Dallas's books!! ...

    Great book with a compelling story. I read it in one sitting. ...

    Excellent Young Adult novel set in Colorado-would be a good choice for Battle of the Books. ...

    Miss Jen read this historical fiction book. Perfect for 4th-7th grade. Great description of the time period and the struggles. Cried a few times and couldn't put it down! ...

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  • Ruth Ann
    May 21, 2018

    Bluebelle "Belle" Martin can't wait to join her father on his new homestead in Colorado. Everything will be better there than it was in Iowa. Mama will feel better, the new baby will have a name and her older sister can graduate high school and go to college. When the Martins arrive in...

    Public library copy I loved it, because I was a big fan of LHOTP, and this had good details about living in a sod house and homesteading. However, I can't get Hattie Big Sky to circulate, and the cover on this is rather dark and depressing, so I won't purchase. ...

    Sandra Dallas being Sandra Dallas, there are quilts in this book. Some new, some old, some filthy, some pristine. It is the families that use them, the people who make them (one a surprise), who are the focus of this story. From the point of view of Carrie and Belle, daughters of t...

    Little House on the Prairie in Colorado! It's a Hardscrabble life. I was hooked on this book by page three and couldn't put it down! I tried to imagine being a young reader while reading this book and it made me think about just how hard life was back in the beginning of last centur...

    Living near Denver, I am a fan of Sandra Dallas. I have read all of her novels for adults so I decided to try one of her books for middle grade readers. It reminded me of reading Little House on the Prairie when I was a kid, except there were a lot more children. My favorite part was w...

  • Jennifer Bertram
    Apr 16, 2018

    Bluebelle "Belle" Martin can't wait to join her father on his new homestead in Colorado. Everything will be better there than it was in Iowa. Mama will feel better, the new baby will have a name and her older sister can graduate high school and go to college. When the Martins arrive in...

    Public library copy I loved it, because I was a big fan of LHOTP, and this had good details about living in a sod house and homesteading. However, I can't get Hattie Big Sky to circulate, and the cover on this is rather dark and depressing, so I won't purchase. ...

    Sandra Dallas being Sandra Dallas, there are quilts in this book. Some new, some old, some filthy, some pristine. It is the families that use them, the people who make them (one a surprise), who are the focus of this story. From the point of view of Carrie and Belle, daughters of t...

    Little House on the Prairie in Colorado! It's a Hardscrabble life. I was hooked on this book by page three and couldn't put it down! I tried to imagine being a young reader while reading this book and it made me think about just how hard life was back in the beginning of last centur...

    Living near Denver, I am a fan of Sandra Dallas. I have read all of her novels for adults so I decided to try one of her books for middle grade readers. It reminded me of reading Little House on the Prairie when I was a kid, except there were a lot more children. My favorite part was w...

    Written for children, Sandra Dallas' "Hardscrabble" is a little more "Little House on the Prairie" than I typically would want in a novel. However, I enjoy Dallas generally, so this book about a family trying to survive as Colorado homesteaders was fine. We get a dose of deja vu in ...

    YA novel about a homesteading family who moves from Iowa to Colorado in the early 1900s. The story is told mostly from the perspective of 12-year-old Belle, who embraces life in a sod house with her parents and six siblings, while her older sister and mother are plucky but less enthusi...

    Simple (of course, since it's a young adult book). LOVE Sandra Dallas's books!! ...

    Great book with a compelling story. I read it in one sitting. ...

    Excellent Young Adult novel set in Colorado-would be a good choice for Battle of the Books. ...

    Miss Jen read this historical fiction book. Perfect for 4th-7th grade. Great description of the time period and the struggles. Cried a few times and couldn't put it down! ...

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    One of my favorite authors.... ...

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  • Sharon Klotz
    Apr 19, 2018

    Bluebelle "Belle" Martin can't wait to join her father on his new homestead in Colorado. Everything will be better there than it was in Iowa. Mama will feel better, the new baby will have a name and her older sister can graduate high school and go to college. When the Martins arrive in...

    Public library copy I loved it, because I was a big fan of LHOTP, and this had good details about living in a sod house and homesteading. However, I can't get Hattie Big Sky to circulate, and the cover on this is rather dark and depressing, so I won't purchase. ...

    Sandra Dallas being Sandra Dallas, there are quilts in this book. Some new, some old, some filthy, some pristine. It is the families that use them, the people who make them (one a surprise), who are the focus of this story. From the point of view of Carrie and Belle, daughters of t...

    Little House on the Prairie in Colorado! It's a Hardscrabble life. I was hooked on this book by page three and couldn't put it down! I tried to imagine being a young reader while reading this book and it made me think about just how hard life was back in the beginning of last centur...

    Living near Denver, I am a fan of Sandra Dallas. I have read all of her novels for adults so I decided to try one of her books for middle grade readers. It reminded me of reading Little House on the Prairie when I was a kid, except there were a lot more children. My favorite part was w...

    Written for children, Sandra Dallas' "Hardscrabble" is a little more "Little House on the Prairie" than I typically would want in a novel. However, I enjoy Dallas generally, so this book about a family trying to survive as Colorado homesteaders was fine. We get a dose of deja vu in ...

    YA novel about a homesteading family who moves from Iowa to Colorado in the early 1900s. The story is told mostly from the perspective of 12-year-old Belle, who embraces life in a sod house with her parents and six siblings, while her older sister and mother are plucky but less enthusi...

    Simple (of course, since it's a young adult book). LOVE Sandra Dallas's books!! ...

    Great book with a compelling story. I read it in one sitting. ...

    Excellent Young Adult novel set in Colorado-would be a good choice for Battle of the Books. ...

    Miss Jen read this historical fiction book. Perfect for 4th-7th grade. Great description of the time period and the struggles. Cried a few times and couldn't put it down! ...

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    One of my favorite authors.... ...

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  • Pat Morris
    Apr 09, 2018

    Bluebelle "Belle" Martin can't wait to join her father on his new homestead in Colorado. Everything will be better there than it was in Iowa. Mama will feel better, the new baby will have a name and her older sister can graduate high school and go to college. When the Martins arrive in...

    Public library copy I loved it, because I was a big fan of LHOTP, and this had good details about living in a sod house and homesteading. However, I can't get Hattie Big Sky to circulate, and the cover on this is rather dark and depressing, so I won't purchase. ...

    Sandra Dallas being Sandra Dallas, there are quilts in this book. Some new, some old, some filthy, some pristine. It is the families that use them, the people who make them (one a surprise), who are the focus of this story. From the point of view of Carrie and Belle, daughters of t...

    Little House on the Prairie in Colorado! It's a Hardscrabble life. I was hooked on this book by page three and couldn't put it down! I tried to imagine being a young reader while reading this book and it made me think about just how hard life was back in the beginning of last centur...

    Living near Denver, I am a fan of Sandra Dallas. I have read all of her novels for adults so I decided to try one of her books for middle grade readers. It reminded me of reading Little House on the Prairie when I was a kid, except there were a lot more children. My favorite part was w...

    Written for children, Sandra Dallas' "Hardscrabble" is a little more "Little House on the Prairie" than I typically would want in a novel. However, I enjoy Dallas generally, so this book about a family trying to survive as Colorado homesteaders was fine. We get a dose of deja vu in ...

    YA novel about a homesteading family who moves from Iowa to Colorado in the early 1900s. The story is told mostly from the perspective of 12-year-old Belle, who embraces life in a sod house with her parents and six siblings, while her older sister and mother are plucky but less enthusi...

    Simple (of course, since it's a young adult book). LOVE Sandra Dallas's books!! ...

    Great book with a compelling story. I read it in one sitting. ...

    Excellent Young Adult novel set in Colorado-would be a good choice for Battle of the Books. ...

    Miss Jen read this historical fiction book. Perfect for 4th-7th grade. Great description of the time period and the struggles. Cried a few times and couldn't put it down! ...

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    One of my favorite authors.... ...

  • Laura Madrian
    Apr 23, 2018

    Bluebelle "Belle" Martin can't wait to join her father on his new homestead in Colorado. Everything will be better there than it was in Iowa. Mama will feel better, the new baby will have a name and her older sister can graduate high school and go to college. When the Martins arrive in...

    Public library copy I loved it, because I was a big fan of LHOTP, and this had good details about living in a sod house and homesteading. However, I can't get Hattie Big Sky to circulate, and the cover on this is rather dark and depressing, so I won't purchase. ...

    Sandra Dallas being Sandra Dallas, there are quilts in this book. Some new, some old, some filthy, some pristine. It is the families that use them, the people who make them (one a surprise), who are the focus of this story. From the point of view of Carrie and Belle, daughters of t...

    Little House on the Prairie in Colorado! It's a Hardscrabble life. I was hooked on this book by page three and couldn't put it down! I tried to imagine being a young reader while reading this book and it made me think about just how hard life was back in the beginning of last centur...

    Living near Denver, I am a fan of Sandra Dallas. I have read all of her novels for adults so I decided to try one of her books for middle grade readers. It reminded me of reading Little House on the Prairie when I was a kid, except there were a lot more children. My favorite part was w...

    Written for children, Sandra Dallas' "Hardscrabble" is a little more "Little House on the Prairie" than I typically would want in a novel. However, I enjoy Dallas generally, so this book about a family trying to survive as Colorado homesteaders was fine. We get a dose of deja vu in ...

    YA novel about a homesteading family who moves from Iowa to Colorado in the early 1900s. The story is told mostly from the perspective of 12-year-old Belle, who embraces life in a sod house with her parents and six siblings, while her older sister and mother are plucky but less enthusi...

    Simple (of course, since it's a young adult book). LOVE Sandra Dallas's books!! ...

    Great book with a compelling story. I read it in one sitting. ...

    Excellent Young Adult novel set in Colorado-would be a good choice for Battle of the Books. ...

    Miss Jen read this historical fiction book. Perfect for 4th-7th grade. Great description of the time period and the struggles. Cried a few times and couldn't put it down! ...

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    One of my favorite authors.... ...

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  • Barb Martin
    May 20, 2018

    Bluebelle "Belle" Martin can't wait to join her father on his new homestead in Colorado. Everything will be better there than it was in Iowa. Mama will feel better, the new baby will have a name and her older sister can graduate high school and go to college. When the Martins arrive in...

    Public library copy I loved it, because I was a big fan of LHOTP, and this had good details about living in a sod house and homesteading. However, I can't get Hattie Big Sky to circulate, and the cover on this is rather dark and depressing, so I won't purchase. ...

    Sandra Dallas being Sandra Dallas, there are quilts in this book. Some new, some old, some filthy, some pristine. It is the families that use them, the people who make them (one a surprise), who are the focus of this story. From the point of view of Carrie and Belle, daughters of t...

    Little House on the Prairie in Colorado! It's a Hardscrabble life. I was hooked on this book by page three and couldn't put it down! I tried to imagine being a young reader while reading this book and it made me think about just how hard life was back in the beginning of last centur...

    Living near Denver, I am a fan of Sandra Dallas. I have read all of her novels for adults so I decided to try one of her books for middle grade readers. It reminded me of reading Little House on the Prairie when I was a kid, except there were a lot more children. My favorite part was w...

    Written for children, Sandra Dallas' "Hardscrabble" is a little more "Little House on the Prairie" than I typically would want in a novel. However, I enjoy Dallas generally, so this book about a family trying to survive as Colorado homesteaders was fine. We get a dose of deja vu in ...

  • QNPoohBear
    Apr 30, 2018

    Bluebelle "Belle" Martin can't wait to join her father on his new homestead in Colorado. Everything will be better there than it was in Iowa. Mama will feel better, the new baby will have a name and her older sister can graduate high school and go to college. When the Martins arrive in...

  • Donna Reedy
    Mar 15, 2018

    Bluebelle "Belle" Martin can't wait to join her father on his new homestead in Colorado. Everything will be better there than it was in Iowa. Mama will feel better, the new baby will have a name and her older sister can graduate high school and go to college. When the Martins arrive in...

    Public library copy I loved it, because I was a big fan of LHOTP, and this had good details about living in a sod house and homesteading. However, I can't get Hattie Big Sky to circulate, and the cover on this is rather dark and depressing, so I won't purchase. ...

    Sandra Dallas being Sandra Dallas, there are quilts in this book. Some new, some old, some filthy, some pristine. It is the families that use them, the people who make them (one a surprise), who are the focus of this story. From the point of view of Carrie and Belle, daughters of t...

    Little House on the Prairie in Colorado! It's a Hardscrabble life. I was hooked on this book by page three and couldn't put it down! I tried to imagine being a young reader while reading this book and it made me think about just how hard life was back in the beginning of last centur...

    Living near Denver, I am a fan of Sandra Dallas. I have read all of her novels for adults so I decided to try one of her books for middle grade readers. It reminded me of reading Little House on the Prairie when I was a kid, except there were a lot more children. My favorite part was w...

    Written for children, Sandra Dallas' "Hardscrabble" is a little more "Little House on the Prairie" than I typically would want in a novel. However, I enjoy Dallas generally, so this book about a family trying to survive as Colorado homesteaders was fine. We get a dose of deja vu in ...

    YA novel about a homesteading family who moves from Iowa to Colorado in the early 1900s. The story is told mostly from the perspective of 12-year-old Belle, who embraces life in a sod house with her parents and six siblings, while her older sister and mother are plucky but less enthusi...

    Simple (of course, since it's a young adult book). LOVE Sandra Dallas's books!! ...

  • Diana Biggs
    May 21, 2018

    Bluebelle "Belle" Martin can't wait to join her father on his new homestead in Colorado. Everything will be better there than it was in Iowa. Mama will feel better, the new baby will have a name and her older sister can graduate high school and go to college. When the Martins arrive in...

    Public library copy I loved it, because I was a big fan of LHOTP, and this had good details about living in a sod house and homesteading. However, I can't get Hattie Big Sky to circulate, and the cover on this is rather dark and depressing, so I won't purchase. ...

    Sandra Dallas being Sandra Dallas, there are quilts in this book. Some new, some old, some filthy, some pristine. It is the families that use them, the people who make them (one a surprise), who are the focus of this story. From the point of view of Carrie and Belle, daughters of t...

    Little House on the Prairie in Colorado! It's a Hardscrabble life. I was hooked on this book by page three and couldn't put it down! I tried to imagine being a young reader while reading this book and it made me think about just how hard life was back in the beginning of last centur...

    Living near Denver, I am a fan of Sandra Dallas. I have read all of her novels for adults so I decided to try one of her books for middle grade readers. It reminded me of reading Little House on the Prairie when I was a kid, except there were a lot more children. My favorite part was w...

    Written for children, Sandra Dallas' "Hardscrabble" is a little more "Little House on the Prairie" than I typically would want in a novel. However, I enjoy Dallas generally, so this book about a family trying to survive as Colorado homesteaders was fine. We get a dose of deja vu in ...

    YA novel about a homesteading family who moves from Iowa to Colorado in the early 1900s. The story is told mostly from the perspective of 12-year-old Belle, who embraces life in a sod house with her parents and six siblings, while her older sister and mother are plucky but less enthusi...

    Simple (of course, since it's a young adult book). LOVE Sandra Dallas's books!! ...

    Great book with a compelling story. I read it in one sitting. ...

    Excellent Young Adult novel set in Colorado-would be a good choice for Battle of the Books. ...

  • Jeanne Riniker
    May 01, 2018

    Bluebelle "Belle" Martin can't wait to join her father on his new homestead in Colorado. Everything will be better there than it was in Iowa. Mama will feel better, the new baby will have a name and her older sister can graduate high school and go to college. When the Martins arrive in...

    Public library copy I loved it, because I was a big fan of LHOTP, and this had good details about living in a sod house and homesteading. However, I can't get Hattie Big Sky to circulate, and the cover on this is rather dark and depressing, so I won't purchase. ...

    Sandra Dallas being Sandra Dallas, there are quilts in this book. Some new, some old, some filthy, some pristine. It is the families that use them, the people who make them (one a surprise), who are the focus of this story. From the point of view of Carrie and Belle, daughters of t...

    Little House on the Prairie in Colorado! It's a Hardscrabble life. I was hooked on this book by page three and couldn't put it down! I tried to imagine being a young reader while reading this book and it made me think about just how hard life was back in the beginning of last centur...

    Living near Denver, I am a fan of Sandra Dallas. I have read all of her novels for adults so I decided to try one of her books for middle grade readers. It reminded me of reading Little House on the Prairie when I was a kid, except there were a lot more children. My favorite part was w...

    Written for children, Sandra Dallas' "Hardscrabble" is a little more "Little House on the Prairie" than I typically would want in a novel. However, I enjoy Dallas generally, so this book about a family trying to survive as Colorado homesteaders was fine. We get a dose of deja vu in ...

    YA novel about a homesteading family who moves from Iowa to Colorado in the early 1900s. The story is told mostly from the perspective of 12-year-old Belle, who embraces life in a sod house with her parents and six siblings, while her older sister and mother are plucky but less enthusi...

    Simple (of course, since it's a young adult book). LOVE Sandra Dallas's books!! ...

    Great book with a compelling story. I read it in one sitting. ...

    Excellent Young Adult novel set in Colorado-would be a good choice for Battle of the Books. ...

    Miss Jen read this historical fiction book. Perfect for 4th-7th grade. Great description of the time period and the struggles. Cried a few times and couldn't put it down! ...

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  • Gail
    Mar 13, 2018

    Bluebelle "Belle" Martin can't wait to join her father on his new homestead in Colorado. Everything will be better there than it was in Iowa. Mama will feel better, the new baby will have a name and her older sister can graduate high school and go to college. When the Martins arrive in...

    Public library copy I loved it, because I was a big fan of LHOTP, and this had good details about living in a sod house and homesteading. However, I can't get Hattie Big Sky to circulate, and the cover on this is rather dark and depressing, so I won't purchase. ...

    Sandra Dallas being Sandra Dallas, there are quilts in this book. Some new, some old, some filthy, some pristine. It is the families that use them, the people who make them (one a surprise), who are the focus of this story. From the point of view of Carrie and Belle, daughters of t...

    Little House on the Prairie in Colorado! It's a Hardscrabble life. I was hooked on this book by page three and couldn't put it down! I tried to imagine being a young reader while reading this book and it made me think about just how hard life was back in the beginning of last centur...

    Living near Denver, I am a fan of Sandra Dallas. I have read all of her novels for adults so I decided to try one of her books for middle grade readers. It reminded me of reading Little House on the Prairie when I was a kid, except there were a lot more children. My favorite part was w...

    Written for children, Sandra Dallas' "Hardscrabble" is a little more "Little House on the Prairie" than I typically would want in a novel. However, I enjoy Dallas generally, so this book about a family trying to survive as Colorado homesteaders was fine. We get a dose of deja vu in ...

    YA novel about a homesteading family who moves from Iowa to Colorado in the early 1900s. The story is told mostly from the perspective of 12-year-old Belle, who embraces life in a sod house with her parents and six siblings, while her older sister and mother are plucky but less enthusi...

    Simple (of course, since it's a young adult book). LOVE Sandra Dallas's books!! ...

    Great book with a compelling story. I read it in one sitting. ...

    Excellent Young Adult novel set in Colorado-would be a good choice for Battle of the Books. ...

    Miss Jen read this historical fiction book. Perfect for 4th-7th grade. Great description of the time period and the struggles. Cried a few times and couldn't put it down! ...

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  • Hannah
    Apr 27, 2018

    Bluebelle "Belle" Martin can't wait to join her father on his new homestead in Colorado. Everything will be better there than it was in Iowa. Mama will feel better, the new baby will have a name and her older sister can graduate high school and go to college. When the Martins arrive in...

    Public library copy I loved it, because I was a big fan of LHOTP, and this had good details about living in a sod house and homesteading. However, I can't get Hattie Big Sky to circulate, and the cover on this is rather dark and depressing, so I won't purchase. ...

    Sandra Dallas being Sandra Dallas, there are quilts in this book. Some new, some old, some filthy, some pristine. It is the families that use them, the people who make them (one a surprise), who are the focus of this story. From the point of view of Carrie and Belle, daughters of t...

    Little House on the Prairie in Colorado! It's a Hardscrabble life. I was hooked on this book by page three and couldn't put it down! I tried to imagine being a young reader while reading this book and it made me think about just how hard life was back in the beginning of last centur...

    Living near Denver, I am a fan of Sandra Dallas. I have read all of her novels for adults so I decided to try one of her books for middle grade readers. It reminded me of reading Little House on the Prairie when I was a kid, except there were a lot more children. My favorite part was w...

    Written for children, Sandra Dallas' "Hardscrabble" is a little more "Little House on the Prairie" than I typically would want in a novel. However, I enjoy Dallas generally, so this book about a family trying to survive as Colorado homesteaders was fine. We get a dose of deja vu in ...

    YA novel about a homesteading family who moves from Iowa to Colorado in the early 1900s. The story is told mostly from the perspective of 12-year-old Belle, who embraces life in a sod house with her parents and six siblings, while her older sister and mother are plucky but less enthusi...

    Simple (of course, since it's a young adult book). LOVE Sandra Dallas's books!! ...

    Great book with a compelling story. I read it in one sitting. ...

    Excellent Young Adult novel set in Colorado-would be a good choice for Battle of the Books. ...

    Miss Jen read this historical fiction book. Perfect for 4th-7th grade. Great description of the time period and the struggles. Cried a few times and couldn't put it down! ...

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  • Rebamom7
    Apr 17, 2018

    Bluebelle "Belle" Martin can't wait to join her father on his new homestead in Colorado. Everything will be better there than it was in Iowa. Mama will feel better, the new baby will have a name and her older sister can graduate high school and go to college. When the Martins arrive in...

    Public library copy I loved it, because I was a big fan of LHOTP, and this had good details about living in a sod house and homesteading. However, I can't get Hattie Big Sky to circulate, and the cover on this is rather dark and depressing, so I won't purchase. ...

    Sandra Dallas being Sandra Dallas, there are quilts in this book. Some new, some old, some filthy, some pristine. It is the families that use them, the people who make them (one a surprise), who are the focus of this story. From the point of view of Carrie and Belle, daughters of t...

    Little House on the Prairie in Colorado! It's a Hardscrabble life. I was hooked on this book by page three and couldn't put it down! I tried to imagine being a young reader while reading this book and it made me think about just how hard life was back in the beginning of last centur...

    Living near Denver, I am a fan of Sandra Dallas. I have read all of her novels for adults so I decided to try one of her books for middle grade readers. It reminded me of reading Little House on the Prairie when I was a kid, except there were a lot more children. My favorite part was w...

    Written for children, Sandra Dallas' "Hardscrabble" is a little more "Little House on the Prairie" than I typically would want in a novel. However, I enjoy Dallas generally, so this book about a family trying to survive as Colorado homesteaders was fine. We get a dose of deja vu in ...

    YA novel about a homesteading family who moves from Iowa to Colorado in the early 1900s. The story is told mostly from the perspective of 12-year-old Belle, who embraces life in a sod house with her parents and six siblings, while her older sister and mother are plucky but less enthusi...

    Simple (of course, since it's a young adult book). LOVE Sandra Dallas's books!! ...

    Great book with a compelling story. I read it in one sitting. ...

    Excellent Young Adult novel set in Colorado-would be a good choice for Battle of the Books. ...

    Miss Jen read this historical fiction book. Perfect for 4th-7th grade. Great description of the time period and the struggles. Cried a few times and couldn't put it down! ...

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  • Lynne Cote
    May 19, 2018

    Bluebelle "Belle" Martin can't wait to join her father on his new homestead in Colorado. Everything will be better there than it was in Iowa. Mama will feel better, the new baby will have a name and her older sister can graduate high school and go to college. When the Martins arrive in...

    Public library copy I loved it, because I was a big fan of LHOTP, and this had good details about living in a sod house and homesteading. However, I can't get Hattie Big Sky to circulate, and the cover on this is rather dark and depressing, so I won't purchase. ...

    Sandra Dallas being Sandra Dallas, there are quilts in this book. Some new, some old, some filthy, some pristine. It is the families that use them, the people who make them (one a surprise), who are the focus of this story. From the point of view of Carrie and Belle, daughters of t...

    Little House on the Prairie in Colorado! It's a Hardscrabble life. I was hooked on this book by page three and couldn't put it down! I tried to imagine being a young reader while reading this book and it made me think about just how hard life was back in the beginning of last centur...

    Living near Denver, I am a fan of Sandra Dallas. I have read all of her novels for adults so I decided to try one of her books for middle grade readers. It reminded me of reading Little House on the Prairie when I was a kid, except there were a lot more children. My favorite part was w...

    Written for children, Sandra Dallas' "Hardscrabble" is a little more "Little House on the Prairie" than I typically would want in a novel. However, I enjoy Dallas generally, so this book about a family trying to survive as Colorado homesteaders was fine. We get a dose of deja vu in ...

    YA novel about a homesteading family who moves from Iowa to Colorado in the early 1900s. The story is told mostly from the perspective of 12-year-old Belle, who embraces life in a sod house with her parents and six siblings, while her older sister and mother are plucky but less enthusi...

    Simple (of course, since it's a young adult book). LOVE Sandra Dallas's books!! ...

    Great book with a compelling story. I read it in one sitting. ...

    Excellent Young Adult novel set in Colorado-would be a good choice for Battle of the Books. ...

    Miss Jen read this historical fiction book. Perfect for 4th-7th grade. Great description of the time period and the struggles. Cried a few times and couldn't put it down! ...

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  • Jobi
    May 01, 2018

    Bluebelle "Belle" Martin can't wait to join her father on his new homestead in Colorado. Everything will be better there than it was in Iowa. Mama will feel better, the new baby will have a name and her older sister can graduate high school and go to college. When the Martins arrive in...

    Public library copy I loved it, because I was a big fan of LHOTP, and this had good details about living in a sod house and homesteading. However, I can't get Hattie Big Sky to circulate, and the cover on this is rather dark and depressing, so I won't purchase. ...

    Sandra Dallas being Sandra Dallas, there are quilts in this book. Some new, some old, some filthy, some pristine. It is the families that use them, the people who make them (one a surprise), who are the focus of this story. From the point of view of Carrie and Belle, daughters of t...

    Little House on the Prairie in Colorado! It's a Hardscrabble life. I was hooked on this book by page three and couldn't put it down! I tried to imagine being a young reader while reading this book and it made me think about just how hard life was back in the beginning of last centur...

    Living near Denver, I am a fan of Sandra Dallas. I have read all of her novels for adults so I decided to try one of her books for middle grade readers. It reminded me of reading Little House on the Prairie when I was a kid, except there were a lot more children. My favorite part was w...

    Written for children, Sandra Dallas' "Hardscrabble" is a little more "Little House on the Prairie" than I typically would want in a novel. However, I enjoy Dallas generally, so this book about a family trying to survive as Colorado homesteaders was fine. We get a dose of deja vu in ...

    YA novel about a homesteading family who moves from Iowa to Colorado in the early 1900s. The story is told mostly from the perspective of 12-year-old Belle, who embraces life in a sod house with her parents and six siblings, while her older sister and mother are plucky but less enthusi...

    Simple (of course, since it's a young adult book). LOVE Sandra Dallas's books!! ...

    Great book with a compelling story. I read it in one sitting. ...

    Excellent Young Adult novel set in Colorado-would be a good choice for Battle of the Books. ...

    Miss Jen read this historical fiction book. Perfect for 4th-7th grade. Great description of the time period and the struggles. Cried a few times and couldn't put it down! ...

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  • Jo Weyrauc
    May 15, 2018

    Bluebelle "Belle" Martin can't wait to join her father on his new homestead in Colorado. Everything will be better there than it was in Iowa. Mama will feel better, the new baby will have a name and her older sister can graduate high school and go to college. When the Martins arrive in...

    Public library copy I loved it, because I was a big fan of LHOTP, and this had good details about living in a sod house and homesteading. However, I can't get Hattie Big Sky to circulate, and the cover on this is rather dark and depressing, so I won't purchase. ...

    Sandra Dallas being Sandra Dallas, there are quilts in this book. Some new, some old, some filthy, some pristine. It is the families that use them, the people who make them (one a surprise), who are the focus of this story. From the point of view of Carrie and Belle, daughters of t...

    Little House on the Prairie in Colorado! It's a Hardscrabble life. I was hooked on this book by page three and couldn't put it down! I tried to imagine being a young reader while reading this book and it made me think about just how hard life was back in the beginning of last centur...

    Living near Denver, I am a fan of Sandra Dallas. I have read all of her novels for adults so I decided to try one of her books for middle grade readers. It reminded me of reading Little House on the Prairie when I was a kid, except there were a lot more children. My favorite part was w...

    Written for children, Sandra Dallas' "Hardscrabble" is a little more "Little House on the Prairie" than I typically would want in a novel. However, I enjoy Dallas generally, so this book about a family trying to survive as Colorado homesteaders was fine. We get a dose of deja vu in ...

    YA novel about a homesteading family who moves from Iowa to Colorado in the early 1900s. The story is told mostly from the perspective of 12-year-old Belle, who embraces life in a sod house with her parents and six siblings, while her older sister and mother are plucky but less enthusi...

    Simple (of course, since it's a young adult book). LOVE Sandra Dallas's books!! ...

    Great book with a compelling story. I read it in one sitting. ...

    Excellent Young Adult novel set in Colorado-would be a good choice for Battle of the Books. ...

    Miss Jen read this historical fiction book. Perfect for 4th-7th grade. Great description of the time period and the struggles. Cried a few times and couldn't put it down! ...

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  • Teri Parks
    Mar 07, 2018

    Bluebelle "Belle" Martin can't wait to join her father on his new homestead in Colorado. Everything will be better there than it was in Iowa. Mama will feel better, the new baby will have a name and her older sister can graduate high school and go to college. When the Martins arrive in...

    Public library copy I loved it, because I was a big fan of LHOTP, and this had good details about living in a sod house and homesteading. However, I can't get Hattie Big Sky to circulate, and the cover on this is rather dark and depressing, so I won't purchase. ...

    Sandra Dallas being Sandra Dallas, there are quilts in this book. Some new, some old, some filthy, some pristine. It is the families that use them, the people who make them (one a surprise), who are the focus of this story. From the point of view of Carrie and Belle, daughters of t...

    Little House on the Prairie in Colorado! It's a Hardscrabble life. I was hooked on this book by page three and couldn't put it down! I tried to imagine being a young reader while reading this book and it made me think about just how hard life was back in the beginning of last centur...

  • Betty
    Mar 23, 2018

    Bluebelle "Belle" Martin can't wait to join her father on his new homestead in Colorado. Everything will be better there than it was in Iowa. Mama will feel better, the new baby will have a name and her older sister can graduate high school and go to college. When the Martins arrive in...

    Public library copy I loved it, because I was a big fan of LHOTP, and this had good details about living in a sod house and homesteading. However, I can't get Hattie Big Sky to circulate, and the cover on this is rather dark and depressing, so I won't purchase. ...

    Sandra Dallas being Sandra Dallas, there are quilts in this book. Some new, some old, some filthy, some pristine. It is the families that use them, the people who make them (one a surprise), who are the focus of this story. From the point of view of Carrie and Belle, daughters of t...

    Little House on the Prairie in Colorado! It's a Hardscrabble life. I was hooked on this book by page three and couldn't put it down! I tried to imagine being a young reader while reading this book and it made me think about just how hard life was back in the beginning of last centur...

    Living near Denver, I am a fan of Sandra Dallas. I have read all of her novels for adults so I decided to try one of her books for middle grade readers. It reminded me of reading Little House on the Prairie when I was a kid, except there were a lot more children. My favorite part was w...

    Written for children, Sandra Dallas' "Hardscrabble" is a little more "Little House on the Prairie" than I typically would want in a novel. However, I enjoy Dallas generally, so this book about a family trying to survive as Colorado homesteaders was fine. We get a dose of deja vu in ...

    YA novel about a homesteading family who moves from Iowa to Colorado in the early 1900s. The story is told mostly from the perspective of 12-year-old Belle, who embraces life in a sod house with her parents and six siblings, while her older sister and mother are plucky but less enthusi...

    Simple (of course, since it's a young adult book). LOVE Sandra Dallas's books!! ...

    Great book with a compelling story. I read it in one sitting. ...

    Excellent Young Adult novel set in Colorado-would be a good choice for Battle of the Books. ...

    Miss Jen read this historical fiction book. Perfect for 4th-7th grade. Great description of the time period and the struggles. Cried a few times and couldn't put it down! ...

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  • Melissa Ann Katakis
    May 08, 2018

    Bluebelle "Belle" Martin can't wait to join her father on his new homestead in Colorado. Everything will be better there than it was in Iowa. Mama will feel better, the new baby will have a name and her older sister can graduate high school and go to college. When the Martins arrive in...

    Public library copy I loved it, because I was a big fan of LHOTP, and this had good details about living in a sod house and homesteading. However, I can't get Hattie Big Sky to circulate, and the cover on this is rather dark and depressing, so I won't purchase. ...

    Sandra Dallas being Sandra Dallas, there are quilts in this book. Some new, some old, some filthy, some pristine. It is the families that use them, the people who make them (one a surprise), who are the focus of this story. From the point of view of Carrie and Belle, daughters of t...

    Little House on the Prairie in Colorado! It's a Hardscrabble life. I was hooked on this book by page three and couldn't put it down! I tried to imagine being a young reader while reading this book and it made me think about just how hard life was back in the beginning of last centur...

    Living near Denver, I am a fan of Sandra Dallas. I have read all of her novels for adults so I decided to try one of her books for middle grade readers. It reminded me of reading Little House on the Prairie when I was a kid, except there were a lot more children. My favorite part was w...

    Written for children, Sandra Dallas' "Hardscrabble" is a little more "Little House on the Prairie" than I typically would want in a novel. However, I enjoy Dallas generally, so this book about a family trying to survive as Colorado homesteaders was fine. We get a dose of deja vu in ...

    YA novel about a homesteading family who moves from Iowa to Colorado in the early 1900s. The story is told mostly from the perspective of 12-year-old Belle, who embraces life in a sod house with her parents and six siblings, while her older sister and mother are plucky but less enthusi...

    Simple (of course, since it's a young adult book). LOVE Sandra Dallas's books!! ...

    Great book with a compelling story. I read it in one sitting. ...

    Excellent Young Adult novel set in Colorado-would be a good choice for Battle of the Books. ...

    Miss Jen read this historical fiction book. Perfect for 4th-7th grade. Great description of the time period and the struggles. Cried a few times and couldn't put it down! ...

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  • Laura Murphy
    Mar 22, 2018

    Bluebelle "Belle" Martin can't wait to join her father on his new homestead in Colorado. Everything will be better there than it was in Iowa. Mama will feel better, the new baby will have a name and her older sister can graduate high school and go to college. When the Martins arrive in...

    Public library copy I loved it, because I was a big fan of LHOTP, and this had good details about living in a sod house and homesteading. However, I can't get Hattie Big Sky to circulate, and the cover on this is rather dark and depressing, so I won't purchase. ...

    Sandra Dallas being Sandra Dallas, there are quilts in this book. Some new, some old, some filthy, some pristine. It is the families that use them, the people who make them (one a surprise), who are the focus of this story. From the point of view of Carrie and Belle, daughters of t...

    Little House on the Prairie in Colorado! It's a Hardscrabble life. I was hooked on this book by page three and couldn't put it down! I tried to imagine being a young reader while reading this book and it made me think about just how hard life was back in the beginning of last centur...

    Living near Denver, I am a fan of Sandra Dallas. I have read all of her novels for adults so I decided to try one of her books for middle grade readers. It reminded me of reading Little House on the Prairie when I was a kid, except there were a lot more children. My favorite part was w...

    Written for children, Sandra Dallas' "Hardscrabble" is a little more "Little House on the Prairie" than I typically would want in a novel. However, I enjoy Dallas generally, so this book about a family trying to survive as Colorado homesteaders was fine. We get a dose of deja vu in ...

    YA novel about a homesteading family who moves from Iowa to Colorado in the early 1900s. The story is told mostly from the perspective of 12-year-old Belle, who embraces life in a sod house with her parents and six siblings, while her older sister and mother are plucky but less enthusi...

    Simple (of course, since it's a young adult book). LOVE Sandra Dallas's books!! ...

    Great book with a compelling story. I read it in one sitting. ...

  • Cindy
    May 09, 2018

    Bluebelle "Belle" Martin can't wait to join her father on his new homestead in Colorado. Everything will be better there than it was in Iowa. Mama will feel better, the new baby will have a name and her older sister can graduate high school and go to college. When the Martins arrive in...

    Public library copy I loved it, because I was a big fan of LHOTP, and this had good details about living in a sod house and homesteading. However, I can't get Hattie Big Sky to circulate, and the cover on this is rather dark and depressing, so I won't purchase. ...

    Sandra Dallas being Sandra Dallas, there are quilts in this book. Some new, some old, some filthy, some pristine. It is the families that use them, the people who make them (one a surprise), who are the focus of this story. From the point of view of Carrie and Belle, daughters of t...

    Little House on the Prairie in Colorado! It's a Hardscrabble life. I was hooked on this book by page three and couldn't put it down! I tried to imagine being a young reader while reading this book and it made me think about just how hard life was back in the beginning of last centur...

    Living near Denver, I am a fan of Sandra Dallas. I have read all of her novels for adults so I decided to try one of her books for middle grade readers. It reminded me of reading Little House on the Prairie when I was a kid, except there were a lot more children. My favorite part was w...

    Written for children, Sandra Dallas' "Hardscrabble" is a little more "Little House on the Prairie" than I typically would want in a novel. However, I enjoy Dallas generally, so this book about a family trying to survive as Colorado homesteaders was fine. We get a dose of deja vu in ...

    YA novel about a homesteading family who moves from Iowa to Colorado in the early 1900s. The story is told mostly from the perspective of 12-year-old Belle, who embraces life in a sod house with her parents and six siblings, while her older sister and mother are plucky but less enthusi...

    Simple (of course, since it's a young adult book). LOVE Sandra Dallas's books!! ...

    Great book with a compelling story. I read it in one sitting. ...

    Excellent Young Adult novel set in Colorado-would be a good choice for Battle of the Books. ...

    Miss Jen read this historical fiction book. Perfect for 4th-7th grade. Great description of the time period and the struggles. Cried a few times and couldn't put it down! ...

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  • ceona chitwood
    May 14, 2018

    Bluebelle "Belle" Martin can't wait to join her father on his new homestead in Colorado. Everything will be better there than it was in Iowa. Mama will feel better, the new baby will have a name and her older sister can graduate high school and go to college. When the Martins arrive in...

    Public library copy I loved it, because I was a big fan of LHOTP, and this had good details about living in a sod house and homesteading. However, I can't get Hattie Big Sky to circulate, and the cover on this is rather dark and depressing, so I won't purchase. ...

    Sandra Dallas being Sandra Dallas, there are quilts in this book. Some new, some old, some filthy, some pristine. It is the families that use them, the people who make them (one a surprise), who are the focus of this story. From the point of view of Carrie and Belle, daughters of t...

    Little House on the Prairie in Colorado! It's a Hardscrabble life. I was hooked on this book by page three and couldn't put it down! I tried to imagine being a young reader while reading this book and it made me think about just how hard life was back in the beginning of last centur...

    Living near Denver, I am a fan of Sandra Dallas. I have read all of her novels for adults so I decided to try one of her books for middle grade readers. It reminded me of reading Little House on the Prairie when I was a kid, except there were a lot more children. My favorite part was w...

    Written for children, Sandra Dallas' "Hardscrabble" is a little more "Little House on the Prairie" than I typically would want in a novel. However, I enjoy Dallas generally, so this book about a family trying to survive as Colorado homesteaders was fine. We get a dose of deja vu in ...

    YA novel about a homesteading family who moves from Iowa to Colorado in the early 1900s. The story is told mostly from the perspective of 12-year-old Belle, who embraces life in a sod house with her parents and six siblings, while her older sister and mother are plucky but less enthusi...

    Simple (of course, since it's a young adult book). LOVE Sandra Dallas's books!! ...

    Great book with a compelling story. I read it in one sitting. ...

    Excellent Young Adult novel set in Colorado-would be a good choice for Battle of the Books. ...

    Miss Jen read this historical fiction book. Perfect for 4th-7th grade. Great description of the time period and the struggles. Cried a few times and couldn't put it down! ...

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  • Ray Ellener
    Apr 20, 2018

    Bluebelle "Belle" Martin can't wait to join her father on his new homestead in Colorado. Everything will be better there than it was in Iowa. Mama will feel better, the new baby will have a name and her older sister can graduate high school and go to college. When the Martins arrive in...

    Public library copy I loved it, because I was a big fan of LHOTP, and this had good details about living in a sod house and homesteading. However, I can't get Hattie Big Sky to circulate, and the cover on this is rather dark and depressing, so I won't purchase. ...

    Sandra Dallas being Sandra Dallas, there are quilts in this book. Some new, some old, some filthy, some pristine. It is the families that use them, the people who make them (one a surprise), who are the focus of this story. From the point of view of Carrie and Belle, daughters of t...

    Little House on the Prairie in Colorado! It's a Hardscrabble life. I was hooked on this book by page three and couldn't put it down! I tried to imagine being a young reader while reading this book and it made me think about just how hard life was back in the beginning of last centur...

    Living near Denver, I am a fan of Sandra Dallas. I have read all of her novels for adults so I decided to try one of her books for middle grade readers. It reminded me of reading Little House on the Prairie when I was a kid, except there were a lot more children. My favorite part was w...

    Written for children, Sandra Dallas' "Hardscrabble" is a little more "Little House on the Prairie" than I typically would want in a novel. However, I enjoy Dallas generally, so this book about a family trying to survive as Colorado homesteaders was fine. We get a dose of deja vu in ...

    YA novel about a homesteading family who moves from Iowa to Colorado in the early 1900s. The story is told mostly from the perspective of 12-year-old Belle, who embraces life in a sod house with her parents and six siblings, while her older sister and mother are plucky but less enthusi...

    Simple (of course, since it's a young adult book). LOVE Sandra Dallas's books!! ...

    Great book with a compelling story. I read it in one sitting. ...

    Excellent Young Adult novel set in Colorado-would be a good choice for Battle of the Books. ...

    Miss Jen read this historical fiction book. Perfect for 4th-7th grade. Great description of the time period and the struggles. Cried a few times and couldn't put it down! ...

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  • WKPL Children's/YA Books
    Mar 21, 2018

    Bluebelle "Belle" Martin can't wait to join her father on his new homestead in Colorado. Everything will be better there than it was in Iowa. Mama will feel better, the new baby will have a name and her older sister can graduate high school and go to college. When the Martins arrive in...

    Public library copy I loved it, because I was a big fan of LHOTP, and this had good details about living in a sod house and homesteading. However, I can't get Hattie Big Sky to circulate, and the cover on this is rather dark and depressing, so I won't purchase. ...

    Sandra Dallas being Sandra Dallas, there are quilts in this book. Some new, some old, some filthy, some pristine. It is the families that use them, the people who make them (one a surprise), who are the focus of this story. From the point of view of Carrie and Belle, daughters of t...

    Little House on the Prairie in Colorado! It's a Hardscrabble life. I was hooked on this book by page three and couldn't put it down! I tried to imagine being a young reader while reading this book and it made me think about just how hard life was back in the beginning of last centur...

    Living near Denver, I am a fan of Sandra Dallas. I have read all of her novels for adults so I decided to try one of her books for middle grade readers. It reminded me of reading Little House on the Prairie when I was a kid, except there were a lot more children. My favorite part was w...

    Written for children, Sandra Dallas' "Hardscrabble" is a little more "Little House on the Prairie" than I typically would want in a novel. However, I enjoy Dallas generally, so this book about a family trying to survive as Colorado homesteaders was fine. We get a dose of deja vu in ...

    YA novel about a homesteading family who moves from Iowa to Colorado in the early 1900s. The story is told mostly from the perspective of 12-year-old Belle, who embraces life in a sod house with her parents and six siblings, while her older sister and mother are plucky but less enthusi...

    Simple (of course, since it's a young adult book). LOVE Sandra Dallas's books!! ...

    Great book with a compelling story. I read it in one sitting. ...

    Excellent Young Adult novel set in Colorado-would be a good choice for Battle of the Books. ...

    Miss Jen read this historical fiction book. Perfect for 4th-7th grade. Great description of the time period and the struggles. Cried a few times and couldn't put it down! ...