When orphaned, ten-year-old Jim Burden arrives in Nebraska to live on his grandparents farm, and he doesn't know what to expect. The Great Plains are so vast that he feels overwhelmed... marooned... blotted out. And what should he make of his new neighbors, the Shimerdas? They don't speak English, and their ways are foreign to him. Yet their fourteen-year-old daughter, Antonia, is pretty, high-spirited... and eager for Jim to teach her English. Will Jim adjust to his strange new surroundings? Or will he continue to long for a home he can never regain?
|Lexile ® Measure||990L|
|Product Type||Paperback Books|
|Primary Contributor||Willa Cather|
|Age Groups||Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18|