Cricket Readers Recommend

Hattie Big Sky

by Kirby Larson

When 16 year old Hattie Inez brooks receives a letter from her uncle saying that she has inherited 320 acres of property in Montana, she jumps at the chance to improve the homestead claim. The year is 1917, and times are hard. Hattie is eager to be off on her own.

During the book she learns about hard work, friendship and how NOT to get swatted in the face when you're milking a cow!  This is one of the best books I've ever read and it deserves at least TEN chirps. It won the Newberry award and is a combination of letters, newspaper cuttings and recipies.  

You should absolutely read this book. On second thought, read it three or four times!

Average: 4.3 (3 votes)
submitted by Willa C., age 12 4/4
(July 16, 2008 - 1:17 pm)

I loved Hattie Big Sky!! we read it on our way home from a long trip! Great book!


submitted by Maddie F., age 11, yhyhyhhh
(July 17, 2008 - 3:58 pm)

I like this book too! The cool thing is that the authors name is Kirby, and SO IS MINE!

submitted by Kirby, age 11, ohio
(July 20, 2008 - 3:24 pm)

I havent read it but it sounds really good. I'll definitely try to find it at the library. By the way, great review!

submitted by Aidan M.C., age 11, California
(July 23, 2008 - 11:58 pm)

I LOVED this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

submitted by Gionna E., age 12, Shawnee, KS
(July 31, 2008 - 7:59 pm)

Oh my goodness! This is really good and...IT'S A VIRGINA READER'S CHOICE MIDDLE SCHOOL BOOK!!!!!!!!!

submitted by Kinaya H., age 12
(February 22, 2009 - 12:28 pm)

I saw this recommendation and checked it out, and it is certainly five chirps! I really enjoyed how honest the book was, how the author didn't make it a happy-dappy-all-problems-solved-by-the-next-day sort of book. I did cry at the end, though (in a good way). I would definitely recommend this to my friends and other readers out there.

submitted by Allison P., age 12
(March 20, 2009 - 4:34 pm)

that goes to show you how amazing people with the name Kirby are lol lol jk! but i do LOVE my name it is so UNIQUE woohoo

submitted by Kirby
(July 2, 2009 - 4:00 pm)