"In a near-perfect miniature novel, two children experience the apprehensions and joys of the possibility of a new mother when their father invites a mail-order bride to their prairie home."Booklist
Common Core Alignment:
RL.3.1. Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
ALA Notable Book
IRA Children's Choice
Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction