Thursday, May 22, 2014

Prarie Evers by Ellen Airgood

About the book:  A sweet, spirited ten-year-old embarks upon the adventure of first friendship in this sparkling debut

Prairie Evers is finding that socialization isn't all it's cracked up to be. She's been homeschooled by her granny and has learned the most from traipsing through nature. But now she has to attend public school, and feels just like her chickens--cooped up and subject to the pecking order. School is a jolt for Prairie until she meets Ivy, her first true friend. But while raising chickens and the great outdoors have given Prairie wisdom and perspective, nothing has prepared her for the give and take of friendship. When Prairie finds out that Ivy's home may not be the best place for Ivy, Prairie must corral all her optimism and determination to hatch a plan to help.

Fabulous writing and a narrator full of personality distinguish this lively middle-grade novel.
Review:  Highpoints of the story:
  • Moves to New York from North Carolina with Dad, Mom, and Grandma
  • Was homeschooled and then put in public school
  • Makes friends with Ivy Blake
  • Ivy's Mom has new boyfriend, George
  • Her Mom hits her
Prairie Evers is a book about a young lady names Prarie and her family. Prairie's family - Mom, Dad, and Grammy - lived in New York. Grammy homeschooled Prairie all of her life. Then one night while they were playing Monopoly, Grammy told Prairie that she was moving back to North Carolina becaused she missed North Carolina. After Grammy moved, Prairie had to go to public school for the first time in her life. At first it was not fun at all. Then she met a girl named Ivy. They became best friends. Prairie decided she would like to try to raise chickens. So she went to the library to read up on how to take care of them.

Ivy and Prairie both learned a lot about life while raising chickens. This was a cute book and I would suggest ages 8 to 12 read this book.  (Student review by Meredith W.)

DISCLOSURE: The author provided a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for our review. No compensation was received for this review.

1 comment:

  1. I think my 10-year old might enjoy this one. Thanks for the recommendation! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday! Always love having you there!


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