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Prairie Evers
by Ellen Airgood


Overview - A sweet, spirited ten-year-old embarks upon the adventure of first friendship in this sparkling debut

Prairie Evers is finding that socialization isn't all it's cracked up to be. She's been homeschooled by her granny and has learned the most from traipsing through nature.  Read more...


 
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Overview
A sweet, spirited ten-year-old embarks upon the adventure of first friendship in this sparkling debut

Prairie Evers is finding that socialization isn't all it's cracked up to be. She's been homeschooled by her granny and has learned the most from traipsing through nature. But now she has to attend public school, and feels just like her chickens--cooped up and subject to the pecking order. School is a jolt for Prairie until she meets Ivy, her first true friend. But while raising chickens and the great outdoors have given Prairie wisdom and perspective, nothing has prepared her for the give and take of friendship. When Prairie finds out that Ivy's home may not be the best place for Ivy, Prairie must corral all her optimism and determination to hatch a plan to help.

Fabulous writing and a narrator full of personality distinguish this lively middle-grade novel.

(And don't miss The Education of Ivy Blake, the wonderful companion to Prairie Evers )

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780399256912
  • ISBN-10: 0399256911
  • Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
  • Publish Date: May 2012
  • Page Count: 215
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 8.34 x 5.81 x 0.87 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.73 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Friendship
Books > Juvenile Fiction > School & Education
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Farm Animals

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-07-09
  • Reviewer: Staff

In adult author Airgood's (South of Superior) upbeat first novel for children, she introduces irrepressible Prairie Evers, a 10-year-old country girl whose skill at turning bad situations into good ones is as impressive as the size of her heart. After moving from North Carolina to rural New York, Prairie dreads attending school and sorely misses her grandmother, who decided to return to North Carolina shortly after the move. Having been home-schooled previously, Prairie doesn't like the idea of being "caged" with classmates ("I wasn't much used to children and I didn't believe I'd like them"), and she fears she'll be at the bottom of the "pecking order." Her first few weeks at school are rough, but Prairie has loving parents and a brood of chickens waiting for her at home. Another outsider at school, Ivy Blake, isn't so lucky, and when Prairie offers to be her friend, both girls find that they can accomplish all kinds of "impossible" feats with a little determination. Sprinkled with comforting words of advice from Prairie's practical-minded grandmother, the book radiates warmth and wisdom. Ages 8–12. Agent: Joy Harris Literary Agency. (May)

 
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