Turn Homeward, Hannalee (Paperback)

Turn Homeward, Hannalee By Patricia Beatty, Various (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Patricia Beatty, Various (Illustrator)


As the Civil War comes to a close, resourceful Hannalee must find her way home.

In this classic historical fiction for young readers, plucky twelve-year-old Hannalee Reed, sent north to work in a Yankee mill, struggles to return to the family she left behind in war-torn Georgia.

This powerful early-middle grade novel, based on historical events, reveals a little-known side to our most significant American conflict.

"A fast-moving novel based upon an actual historical incident with a spunky heroine and fine historical detail." (School Library Journal)

"There are few authors who can consistently manage both to entertain and inform." (Booklist)

About the Author

Patricia Beatty was born in Portland, Oregon, and was a longtime resident of southern California. After graduating from college, she taught high school English and history, and later held various positions as a science and technical librarian and also as a children's librarian. She taught Writing Fiction for Children at several branches of the University of California.

Patricia Beatty is the author of many popular and award-winning children's books, including such NCSS Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies as Eight Mules from Monterey; Behave Yourself, Bethany Brant; Turn Homeward, Hannalee; Be Ever Hopeful, Hannalee; and Jayhawker. Her novel Lupita Mañana is a Jane Addams Children's Book Award honor book, and Charley Skedaddle won the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780688166762
ISBN-10: 0688166768
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: June 21st, 1999
Pages: 208
Language: English