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A feather for a fan, by Karla Stover

Label
A feather for a fan
Title
A feather for a fan
Statement of responsibility
by Karla Stover
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Synopsis: 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 2015
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
  • Wheeler Publishing Large Print Western
  • A Washington territory story
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  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Tacoma (Wash.)
Label
A feather for a fan, by Karla Stover
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
401 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410479303
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2015001690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A feather for a fan, by Karla Stover
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
401 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410479303
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2015001690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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