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Sweet Home Alaska
Author: Carole Estby;Estby Dagg, Carole; Dagg

ISBN: 9780399172038
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1 May 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 14.6 x 2.6
Description:
This exciting pioneering story, based on actual events, introduces readers to a fascinating chapter in American history, when FDR set up a New Deal colony in Alaska to give loans and land to families struggling during the Great Depression.

Trip can't wait to follow in Laura Ingalls Wilder's footsteps . . . now she just has to convince her mom. It's 1934, and times are tough for their family. To make a fresh start, Trip's father signs up for President Roosevelt's Palmer Colony project, uprooting them from Wisconsin to become pioneers in Alaska. Their new home is a bit of a shock-it's a town still under construction in the middle of the wilderness, where the residents live in tents and share a community outhouse.

But Trip's not about to let first impressions get in the way of this grand adventure. Tackling its many unique challenges with her can-do attitude, she starts making things happen to make Alaska seem more like home. Soon, she and her family are able to start settling in and enjoying their new surroundings-everyone except her mother, that is. So, in order to stay, Trip hatches a plan to convince her that it's a wonderful-and civil...

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