Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hattie Big Sky Book Review

Em has been reading up a storm this year and will be sharing some book reviews here on our blog. She is 10 years old and an avid reader.

Hattie Big Sky - Review by Em
By: Kirby Larson
This book is about an orphan girl named Hattie that is always getting switched around from one family member to another, until she finds out her uncle left her something in his will. He had left her land. So Hattie left her home with eager heart to start a new home in Vida, Montana during the rough times of the early 1900’s during World War One. She was hoping that instead of being Hattie here-and-there she will become Hattie big sky.

This book is a Newbery Honor Book.

I have to say that as a mother I really appreciated this book. It brought up wonderful discussion points about homesteading, war, and the challenges of being a young woman on your own during this time. The end of the book has some great discussion questions and an interview with the author. I would recommend this for any pre-teen to adult reader.

Have you or your child read this book? Are there some other books during this time period you would recommend?


  1. Thanks for the review. I haven't heard of this book before, but it sounds great. I'm going to put it on our reading list for this spring.

  2. This is Erin's favorite book. Mrs. Brown and the class gave it to her as a going away present. I remember really liking "Caddie Woodlawn"

  3. I think you will really like the book!
    Elizabeth, me too. I read it and really enjoyed the characters in it:)