Hardscrabble Read Online Free - In 1910, after losing their farm in Iowa, the Martin family moves to Mingo, Colorado, to start anew. The US government offers 320 acres of land free to homesteaders. All they have to do is live on the land for five years and farm it. So twelve-year-old Belle Martin, along with her mother and six siblings, moves west to join her father. But while the land is free, farming is difficult and it's a hardscrabble life. Natural disasters such as storms and locusts threaten their success. And heartbreaking losses challenge their faith. Do the Martins have what it takes to not only survive but thrive in their new prairie life? Told through the eyes of a twelve-year-old girl, this new middle-grade novel from New York Times-bestselling author Sandra Dallas explores one family's homesteading efforts in 1900s Colorado.
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March 23, 2018
Public library copy
I loved it, because I was a big fan of LHOTP, and this had good details about living in a sod house and homesteading. However, I can't get Hattie Big Sky to circulate, and the cover on this is rather dark and depressing, so I won't purchase.
March 07, 2018
Little House on the Prairie in Colorado! It's a Hardscrabble life.
I was hooked on this book by page three and couldn't put it down! I tried to imagine being a young reader while reading this book and it made me think about just how hard life was back in the beginning of last century, especially i...
April 15, 2018
YA novel about a homesteading family who moves from Iowa to Colorado in the early 1900s. The story is told mostly from the perspective of 12-year-old Belle, who embraces life in a sod house with her parents and six siblings, while her older sister and mother are plucky but less enthusiastic. The...
March 15, 2018
Simple (of course, since it's a young adult book).
LOVE Sandra Dallas's books!!
March 22, 2018
Great book with a compelling story. I read it in one sitting.
March 21, 2018
Miss Jen read this historical fiction book. Perfect for 4th-7th grade. Great description of the time period and the struggles. Cried a few times and couldn't put it down!