Written by Sarah Stewart, illustrated by David Small
The luckiest girl on this good earth is writing to you tonight… I’ve never been higher than Aunt Clara’s porch, or farther than Yoder’s General Store, but this week my dream is coming true. I’m finally in the big city!
So begins this account of an Amish girl named Hannah, who leaves her hometown for the first time to visit Chicago. Hannah encounters the many sights of the city with abundant wonder and curiosity, but everything she sees, in one way or another, reminds her of her cherished home.
“An Amish girl makes her first visit to a city … in another graceful and understated work by the collaborators of the Caldecott Honor book, The Gardener … Spills over with a contagious enthusiasm.”
Publishers Weekly, One of the Best Books of the Year, 2001
School Library Journal, Best Book, 2001
Great Lakes Booksellers Association, Heartland Prize, Children’s Category, 2001
Riverbank Book of Distinction, 2001
Farrar Straus Giroux