Prairie Anna, historical fiction for young readers by Peggy House, tells the story of Anna, the middle daughter in a family of Russian immigrants. Most of Anna’s life is decided for her—what to study, which chores to do, when to eat and sleep. Everyone in her family works hard to survive the bitter winters and blazing summers of the prairie. But when hardship takes her away from familiar places and loved ones, Anna must decide what to do with the one choice she is given.
“Shucks,” grumbled Gordon. “She ate that whole candy bar without leaving a scrap for me.” He pecked his way through the Nutty Crunch wrapper leaving sweet sprinkles in the sand. “Yesterday I munched Star Chomp, but do you think I can find a crumb today? Scram!” squawked Gordon to the other sea gulls who landed near the community trash can. “Got it?” "Find more fries you don’t want to share?” smirked Wembly as he flew away...
Students at Lansing Christian surprised this author by guessing the purpose of a soap stone, before even knowing it’s given name. Soapstone was the name given to a foot warmer used during Prairie Anna’s time. Some grades of it may
Junk Food Gordon blew right into Luce Road Elementary School during March is Reading Month. He spent the day with Wembly and Bertie, tucked in the Music and Movement Room, amusing pre-school, kindergarten, and first grade children. They soon found out
Nasty outside to be sure, but indoors Prairie Anna welcomes any one willing to brave the December storm. Prairie Anna opened the door to Schuler Books at Meridian Mall and greeted Christmas shoppers. We loved meeting Amanda and the wonderful employees who