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One came home
Timberlake, Amy, author.
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Publication Information:
New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2014]
Physical Description:
6 audio disc (390 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
In 1871 Wisconsin, thirteen-year-old Georgia sets out to find her sister Agatha, presumed dead when remains are found wearing the dress she was last seen in, and before the end of the year gains fame as a sharpshooter and foiler of counterfeiters.
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Compact discs.

Duration: 6:45:00.
Reading Level:


690 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC 6-8 4.3 15 Quiz: 59978.
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Audiobook on CD


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A Newbery Honor Book

An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book

Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Juvenile Novel

"An adventure, a mystery, and a love song to the natural world. . . . Run out and read it. Right now."--Newbery Medalist Karen Cushman

In the town of Placid, Wisconsin, in 1871, Georgie Burkhardt is known for two things: her uncanny aim with a rifle and her habit of speaking her mind plainly.

But when Georgie blurts out something she shouldn't, her older sister Agatha flees, running off with a pack of "pigeoners" trailing the passenger pigeon migration. And when the sheriff returns to town with an unidentifiable body--wearing Agatha's blue-green ball gown--everyone assumes the worst. Except Georgie. Refusing to believe the facts that are laid down (and coffined) before her, Georgie sets out on a journey to find her sister. She will track every last clue and shred of evidence to bring Agatha home. Yet even with resolute determination and her trusty Springfield single-shot, Georgie is not prepared for what she faces on the western frontier.

From the Hardcover edition.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-In Placid, Wisconsin, in 1871, 13-year-old Georgie's mother identifies bits of a body belonging to her oldest daughter, Agatha, but Georgie is not convinced. The blue-green dress on the corpse may have belonged to her sister, but what does that really prove? Georgie joins forces with her sibling's former suitor, Billy McCabe, to retrace her runaway sister's steps and track down the truth. Along the journey, flashbacks reveal the events leading up to Agatha's departure and cause Georgie to evaluate her own role in the disappearance. Tara Sands does an excellent job capturing Georgie's voice with all of its humor, quirks, and tell-it-like-it-is attitude. The secondary characters are also well done as Sands provides each with a recognizable voice. Georgie's quest, along with the narrator's perfect pacing, will quickly draw readers in as they will want to know, along with Georgie, what really happened to Agatha. A concluding author's note provides much appreciated historical context.-Deanna Romriell, Salt Lake City Public Library, UT (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.