Terpsichore has dreamed about becoming a pioneer like Laura Ingalls Wilder, and now, with only two days to pack, her family is joining 201 other families on the way to Alaska. Most of her family comes to love Alaska, but her mother misses life back in Wisconsin. What can Terpsichore do to convince her mother to stay? Inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Farmer Boy, she develops a plan that includes a giant pumpkin and a recipe for jellied moose nose.
This exciting pioneering story, based on actual events, introduces readers to a fascinating chapter of American history when one of FDR’s New Deal programs took over 200 families off welfare and transported them to Alaska to become self-sufficient farmers.
A Junior Library Guild selection