Whether your family is big or small, discover what a family tree is and where you fit in with this special storytime.
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Sweet Home Alaska by Carole Estby Dagg
This exciting pioneering story, based on actual events, introduces listeners 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.
Terpsichore 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, Terpsichore’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 Terpsichore’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, Terpsichore hatches a plan to convince her that it's a wonderful - and civilized - place to live...a plan that's going to take all the love, energy, and Farmer Boy expertise Terpsichore can muster.
Copies of the books will be available about four weeks before each book club meeting and we can place requests on your account if we run out. Families, parents, and children can read the book in any format (book, audiobook, ebook or eaudio book) either separately or together, then come to Book Club ready to discuss it and have fun too.
Will the book be available for me to borrow?
Yes, titles are reserved for anyone interested in participating in the Book Club. Just stop into your local branch or call 330.452.0665 to reserve your copy. You can also read on eBook or eAudiobook - for availability, check our website.
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