This Hardscrabble Mid-Level Reader Book gives children a view of the world from the days of the early pioneers and teaches them about what life was like during this period in American history. Told through the eyes of a 12-year old girl, this book follows a pioneer family as they travel from Iowa to a homestead in Colorado and the challenges they must overcome to thrive in their new home. At 264 pages divided into chapters, the 5 1/2" x 8" book is an ideal choice for a book report or discussion about early American history. Available in hardcover or paperback. Recommended for grades 3-6.