‘ONE CAME HOME’
BY AMY TIMBERLAKE
In the town of Placid, Wis., in 1871, Georgie Burkhardt is known for two things: her uncanny aim with a rifle and her habit of speaking her mind plainly.
But when Georgie blurts out something she shouldn’t, her older sister Agatha flees, running off with a pack of “pigeoners” trailing the passenger pigeon migration.
And when the sheriff returns to town with an unidentifiable body — wearing Agatha’s blue-green ball gown — everyone assumes the worst.
Refusing to believe the facts that are laid down (and coffined) before her, Georgie sets out on a journey to find her sister. She will track every last clue and shred of evidence to bring Agatha home.
Yet even with resolute determination and her trusty Springfield single-shot, Georgie is not prepared for what she faces on the western frontier.
A lively, personal voice and a compelling blend of action, mystery, and history give this book tremendous kid appeal. An author’s note provides further information for young readers about the fascinating wild pigeon migration of 1871.
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