For most of her life, sixteen-year-old Hattie Brooks has been shuttled from one distant relative to another. Tired of being Hattie Here-and-There, she summons the courage to leave Iowa and move all by herself to Vida, Montana, to prove up on her late uncle's homestead claim.

Under the big sky, Hattie braves hard weather, hard times, a cantankerous cow, and her own hopeless hand at the cookstove on her quest to discover the true meaning of home.
 

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Hattie Big Sky nominated for the California Young Reader Medal

Nomination for the 2007-2008
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award

Hattie Big Sky wins 2006 Montana
Book Award

Hattie Big Sky selected as a
2007 Newbery Honor Book

School Library Journal names Hattie
a Best Book of the Year

Starred review: School Library Journal

Starred review from Booklist