The Year Of The Ranch (Viking Kestrel Picture Books)

In 1919, Alice McLerran’s grandfather and his family spent a year on a homestead outside of Yuma, Arizona, trying to turn a desert mesa into farmland–and a shack into a home. Funny, moving and filled with fascinating period detail, this is an affectionate account of that year. Full color.

Related: Historical Fiction, Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9), Southwest, United States

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