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The Resource A feather for a fan : a Washington territory story, Karla Stover

A feather for a fan : a Washington territory story, Karla Stover

Label
A feather for a fan : a Washington territory story
Title
A feather for a fan
Title remainder
a Washington territory story
Statement of responsibility
Karla Stover
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the late 1870s, twelve-year-old Hildy Bacom and her family leave Pennsylvania and head West, to New Tacoma on Commencement Bay in Washington Territory, a community that is barely four years old and with a population of approximately one hundred and fifty. Compared to Pennsylvania, everything in New Tacoma is different. The streets are muddy, there are few buildings, and some people live in hollowed-out cedar tree trunks. There are two small business districts, one on a wharf along Commencement Bay and the other up a steep hill on a bluff. Gradually Hildy adjusts to her new life and makes friends with some unusual people: Mrs. Money, who runs her store with a parrot on her head; Miss Rose, a lady of questionable reputation; and especially another twelve-year-old, Nell Tanquist. With Nell or alone, Hildy has adventures--with a bear, a skunk, and a lost Chinese baby. Hildy also turns entrepreneur and starts a little business baking and selling bread to waterfront laborers. Her dream is to have her own bakery. Then her life is complicated by two unexpected events: Samuel, the boy she is beginning to have feelings for, goes away, and her cousin, Elsie, arrives unexpectedly with a problem no one will talk about. Hildy deals with Elsie's health crisis, Samuel's return, and a livery stable fire using inner resources she didn't know she had. After a year in New Tacoma, Pennsylvania seems pretty tame. To her surprise, Hildy realizes she likes her new life
Cataloging source
DLC
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Stover, Karla Wakefield
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.T699
LC item number
F43 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Girls
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Tacoma (Wash.)
Label
A feather for a fan : a Washington territory story, Karla Stover
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9781432829155
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2014026879
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
A feather for a fan : a Washington territory story, Karla Stover
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9781432829155
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2014026879
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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