Sweet Home Alaska [Pdf]
Just as she id in her first historical novel for young people THE YEAR WE WERE FAMOUS author Carole Estby Dagg combines authentic historical Split detail with strong engaging characters adventurous situations and touches of humor in all the right places Readers of SWEET HOME ALASKA will fall in love with smart gutsy heroine Terpsichore as she and her family experience the rigors of life in an untamed wilderness Update read aloud to the kids this spring and they all adored it Excellent as a read aloud and I waselighted by the family just as
much the second time around Original reviewWell this was a surprising elight My the second time around Original reviewWell this was a surprising elight My year old picked it up at the library and we b Terpsichore and her family move from Wisconsin to a new planned homesteading community in Alaska Sword of Honour Second To None during the Great Depression where they have to build their house grow food and learn to can salmon Based on the real Palmer Alaska a homesteading community that was started by FDR s administration in the 1930 s this has theaily The Extra Cadaver Murder details that made Wilder s Little House series so fascinating The third person historical fiction tale is memorable and light hearted and perfect for 4th through 8th graders learning about America s past The author s note at the end explains that none of the first person accounts or research material mentions any interaction between the newcomers and the indigenous people so the authorid not include any An entertaining read from those moving up from the Wilder books If you ve ever reread Laura Ingalls Wilder s books as an adult and wondered about outhouses washing iapers the practicalities of cooking and whether
It Was Really As was really as as it sounds this charming story of a young girl trying to make a success of the pioneer life in Alaska will o the trickI started it in the evening and stayed up late This exciting pioneering story based on actual events introduces readers to a fascinating chapter in American history when FDR set up a New Deal colony in Alaska to give loans and land to families struggling uring the Great Depression Terpsichore can’t wait to follow in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s footsteps now she just has to convince her mom It’s 1934 and times are tough for their family To make a fresh start Terpsicho. O finish My children all loved this fun pioneer story I highly
Recommend This Book To Elementary this book to elementary kids especially if you enjoyed books like Little House on the Prairie or Caddie Woodlawn 35 Stars This is a mixture of Anne of Green Gables and Little House on the Prairie but in Alaska in the 1930 s Cute story but not uite as endearing as the stories that inspired it Popsugar Challenge 2020 A book you picked because the title caught your attention It was magic Alaska magic Growing huge pumpkins kids starting libraries taking a family to the Alaska frontier and adventures that take place uring the Great Depression Fans of The Little House
On The Prairie Books Will the Prairie books will this sweet story as well Megan G A perfectly timed audiobook with my 11 year old since we just covered The Great Depression and FDR s New Deal in our history lessons We both love love loved it You can t help but fall in love with Terpsichore Terp sick oree for those who Dark Ties (Broken Saints Society don t listen to the audio but listen if you can as Susan Denaker is an outstanding narrator and her cano make it happen pioneer spirit Maybe best Um Fogo Eterno described as Little House meets The Penderwicks set in 1930 s Alaska this story of simple family life with fun adventure has wormed its way into our hearts and left the two of us with the very best kind of book hangover Fans of pioneer historical fiction like Caddie Woodlawn and the Little House on the Prairie series will get a kick out of this story about the Alaskan pioneering community of Palmer When the mill her father is the bookkeeper for closesown Terpsichore Johnson And Her Family and her family to participate in President Roosevelt s homesteading program in Alaska Terpsichore or Trip as she s sometimes called is excited to follow in the footsteps of her favorite author Laura Ingalls Wilder Terpsicho. Re’s father signs up for President Roosevelt’s Palmer Colony project uprooting them from Wisconsin to become pioneers in Alaska Their new home is a bit of a shock it’s a town still under construction in the middle of the wilderness where the residents live in tents and share a community outhouse But Terpsichore’s not about to let first impressions get in the way of this grand adventure Tackling its many uniue challeng.