Sweet Home Alaska


Moving to the Alaskan frontier in the 1930s when the mill in her small Wisconsin town closes, Trip revels in her new home's pioneer environment and starts a library with her friends before aspiring to raise money for a piano to cheer up her unhappy mother.

It's 1934, and times are tough for Trip's family after the mill in their small Wisconsin town closes, leaving her father unemployed. Determined to provide for his family, he moves them all to Alaska to become pioneers as part of President Roosevelt's Palmer Colony project. Trip and her family are settling in, except her mom, who balks at the lack of civilization. But Trip feels like she's following in Laura Ingalls Wilder's footsteps, and she hatches a plan to raise enough money for a piano to convince her musical mother that Alaska is a wonderful and cultured home. Her sights set on the cash prize at the upcoming Palmer Colony Fair, but can Trip grow the largest pumpkin possible--using all the love, energy, and Farmer Boy expertise she can muster?

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ISBN 9780147514202
Author Carol Estby Dagg
Number of Pages 298
Reading Level 4.4
Publisher Penguin Random House
Book Dimensions 7.5 x 5.25 in.
Shipping Weight .35 lbs
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