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Land of the Buffalo Bones: The Diary of Mary Ann Elizabeth Rodgers, an English Girl in Minnesota, New Yeovil, Minnesota, 1873
Dear America Series Book #31 of 43 in publication order (switch to alphabetical order)
Author: Marion Dane Bauer

Book Info

Published on April 1, 2003
Age Group: 8 - 13 years
Reading Level: AR: 5.9 (7.0 Points, Quiz #68064)
GLE: 4.9
F&P/GRL: V
DRA: 50
Lexile® measure: 930L

Summary:
Fourteen-year-old Polly Rodgers keeps a diary of her 1873 journey from England to Minnesota as part of a colony of eighty people seeking religious freedom, and of their first year struggling to make a life there, led by her father, a Baptist minister.

Excerpt/First Sentence(s):
"The land is so rich, if you tickle it, it will smile a harvest." That's what Papa says, and Papa knows.

Publisher Description:
Land of the Buffalo Bones is the diary of Mary Rodgers, known as Polly. Promising religious freedom and fertile land, Polly's father, Reverend Rodgers, moves their Baptist community from England to the Minnesota prairie. After a treacherous journey across the sea and across this country, Polly finds that it is no paradise at all. Written with incredible heart and compassion, insight and sensitivity, Marion Dane Bauer has created one of the most sophisticated and courageous characters DEAR AMERICA has seen.

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ISBN-10: 0439220270
ISBN-13: 9780439220279
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