Tag Archives: Mid-West

Tornado by Betsy Byars (1996)

While a twister rages outside the storm cellar, Pete the farm hand, keeps the family (hiding in the storm cellar) calm and entertained with tales of his dog from long ago named Tornado. When Pete was a little boy, a … Continue reading

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Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan (1985)

Jacob Witting is a grieving widower with two young children in the late 1800’s.  He’s struggling to run his mid-western farm and raise his daughter and son alone.  In desperation, he places an ad for a mail-order bride.  Sarah, a … Continue reading

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