A Lantern in Her Hand

A Lantern in Her Hand


Abbie accompanies her family to the soon-to-be state of Nebraska.  There, in 1865, she marries and settles into a sod house of her own.  The novel describes Abbie's years of child-raising, of making a frontier home able to withstand every adversity.

A disciplined writer knowledgeable about true stories of pioneer days in Nebraska, Bess Streeter Aldrich conveys the strength of everyday things, the surprise of familiar faces, and the look of the unspoiled landscape during different seasons.  Refusing to be broken by hard experience, Abbie sets a joyful example for her family - and for her readers.

Paperback.  256 pages.
For ages 12 to adult.
By Bess Aldrich.

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