Author: A. LaFaye
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Friends and Friendship, Farm and Ranch Life, Parents, Death, Grief, Loss, Pioneers, Living with Illness and Disabilities
In this award-winning book, eleven-year-old Nate's bitterness over a permanent injury begins to dissipate when he realizes that the orphan boy brought to do his farm chores has also experienced great loss. The author's accurate depiction of the story's nineteenth century setting, as well as her deep understanding of human nature makes this book a must read.