An ABA "Pick of the Lists"
For as long as she can remember, eleven-year-old Carrie has spent the summer with her grandparents in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, where life is peaceful and carefree. But this year her grandparents' homeand her summer havenis threatened by plans for a new national park.
Carrie is reassured when Grandpa says, "I was born here, and I intend to die here!" She watches with pride as he fights to keep his home and land, confident he will win. But then she finds out that the government is already buying up land for the parkand has evicted people who refused to leave!
"Reeder recreates a 1930s Appalachian setting and characters with a deft hand and a swift narrative."
Parent & Child
"Historical facts surrounding the 1935 creation of Shenandoah National Park form the base on which Reeder convincingly overlays a fictional story rich in character delineation and development."
School Library Journal