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Grace McCance was three when her family settled in a one-room sod house on the lonely Nebraska prairie. There was hard work for everyone, the nearest water source was two miles away, and disaster could strike at any time in the form of a tornado, a drought, or a rattlesnake bite. Still, Grace thrived amid the dusty soil of the American heartland -- "I couldn't have asked fGrace McCance was three when her family settled in a one-room sod house on the lonely Nebraska prairie. There was hard work for everyone, the nearest water source was two miles away, and disaster could strike at any time in the form of a tornado, a drought, or a rattlesnake bite. Still, Grace thrived amid the dusty soil of the American heartland -- "I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful life"....

Title : Pioneer Girl: Growing Up on the Prairie
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ISBN : 9780613286060
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Pioneer Girl: Growing Up on the Prairie Reviews

  • Rachel
    2018-09-22 17:49

    This book was really good!! It is a short read (I could have finished it in one day if I had not been reading more books. haha). It gives a good insight into the life of the first pioneers in Nebraska(or just pioneers in general). This book was based around one woman and her family, because she had a memoir that the author used as a primary source. It covers her youth to adulthood. Towards the end of the book there was talk about how the weather got bad and there was struggle with the crops and stock. I thought this was especially poignant "Most pioneer children did not know how hard their lives were. They just did what had to be done. One pioneer child said, "No matter what happened, we always planned on next year being a good year and never quite gave up, for along with all the hard work and worry we had lots of fun and good times" (p88).

  • Lacey Losh
    2018-09-02 01:57

    Pioneer Girl is an engaging biography of one young girl's journey from a comfortable life on an established Missouri farm with her family to living a homestead lifestyle with them in Nebraska. The book focuses on her childhood, growing up on the prairie and facing the hardships and challenges that came with it. It also spends a few pages on her adulthood years and the pursuit of her dreams. The story is full of family photographs from her sod house home and facts about pioneer living, written in a style that will appeal to readers young and old.

  • Mary
    2018-09-25 00:54

    A quick read, interesting facts about life on the prairie, but not really much of a "story." It follows one girl and her family but isn't told in such a way that you're really able to get into their lives.

  • Elizabeth Caneday
    2018-09-08 21:49

    I love Laura Ingalls Wilder and other Pioneer non-fiction, so this book was a great find! I would totally recommend this book!!

  • Eatcelery
    2018-09-22 18:51

    Was ok. Typical prairie story. I would have rather read the real memoir but our local library does not have it. the real one is No Time On My Hands by Grace Snyder

  • Gillianne Y
    2018-09-14 20:44

    Pioneer Girl: Growing Up on the Prairie is a biography about Grace McCance and her pioneer life. The book is filled with real, short historical events (about her life) in chronological order (her childhood till' about her 20's). It is mostly about the struggles the McCance family have dealt ad conquered with. They have dealt with lots of dreadful conditions: lack of money, lack of clean water, harsh weather conditions, and lots more. The book truly demonstrates how immovable Grace and her family were throughout their pioneer life.

  • Heidi
    2018-09-23 20:12

    This book is a wonderful way to get broad picture of the story of Grace Snyder if you have not read No Time on My Hands. It is also a great little addition to follow the book if you have read No Time on My Hands. It is full of extra photos. If you enjoyed the book you will enjoy this additional biography which although intended for children is a delightful read and a quick brush with the history of homesteading and pioneers.

  • Susan Beals
    2018-09-04 23:02

    I was interested in the book because both of my Mom's parents were born in Nebraska and were just a little younger than Grace McCance whose story is told in this book. It's an easy read but has a lot of very interesting details about the lives and experiences of the people who homesteaded the Nebraska prairie.

  • Rosa Cline
    2018-08-29 01:02

    4 starThis biography is written very similar to Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House books. But has a 'feel' all it's own as well. A little girl's story about growing up and the things she and her family had to do to survive. But to them it was just living, nothing more. The little girl in the story grew up to be over 100 before her death.

  • Noelle
    2018-09-14 18:52

    My parents gave this book to me for my birthday a few years ago, and I have read it probaly ten or fifteen times since then! It is a very good book, and it gives a lot of insight on a real pioneer family. The pictures, too, are very authentic and let me see what it was relly like in a way no words could describe. Totally a good-read!:)

  • Rosa Cline
    2018-09-13 23:43

    This biography is written very similar to Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House books. But has a 'feel' all it's own as well. A little girl's story about growing up and the things she and her family had to do to survive. But to them it was just living, nothing more. The little girl in the story grew up to be over 100 before her death.

  • Heather
    2018-09-25 02:02

    Can't wait to read the memoir on which this junior edition is based. Grace McCance Snyder (1882-1982) lived an amazing century as a true pioneer woman on the prairie and sand hills of Nebraska.

  • Summer
    2018-09-21 22:43

    i loved it

  • Timothy Luvs beyblade
    2018-08-28 01:44

    It is awesome

  • Kim
    2018-08-30 20:07

    I got this out thinking I might read it to the grandboys, but the lack of male characters ruled it out. Still, it was an interesting little book, and a true story.

  • Aaryansinghal
    2018-09-08 21:42

    This book is really interesting. It describes the lives of pioneers which lived in the plains in the 1800s-1900s really well. It describes all their traditions, customs, etc.