A sweet and touching story! Little 8-year-old Abbie accompanies her family to the soon-to-be state of Nebraska. As she grows up, she falls in love, marries, and settles into a sod house of her own, having her babies and raising them into strong people. She teaches them to live "with a song upon her lips and a lantern in her hand." A wonderful account of a woman’s joyful way of living, in spite of the harshness of wilderness life. Paperback, 251 pages, ages 12 and up.