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HISTORICAL FICTION
  Cover Art: The Blue Ghost Bauer, Marion Dane
The Blue Ghost
At her grandmother's log cabin, 9-year-old Liz is led to make contact with children she believes may be her ancestors.
85 p. 2005
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Land of the Buffalo Bones Bauer, Marion Dane
Land of the Buffalo Bones
Polly Rodgers, age 14, keeps a diary of her 1873 journey from England to Minnesota as part of a colony of eighty people seeking religious freedom. Their first year was full of struggles to build a new life in Minnesota.
221 p. 2003
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Rising Star of Rusty Nail Blume, Lesley M.
The Rising Star of Rusty Nail
In the small town of Rusty Nail, Minnesota, in the early 1950s, musically talented 10-year-old Franny wants to take advanced piano lessons from newcomer Olga Malenkov, a famous Russian musician suspected of being a communist spy by gossipy members of the community.
270 p. 2007
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Song of Sampo Lake Durbin, William
Song of Sampo Lake
In 1900, as a family of Finnish immigrants begins farming on the edge of a Minnesota lake, Matti works as a store clerk, teaches English, and works on the homestead, striving to get out of his older brother's shadow and earn their father's respect.
217 p. 2002
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Marven of the Great North Woods Lasky, Kathryn
Marven of the Great North Woods
When the great influenza epidemic strikes Duluth, Minnesota, in 1918, Marven's parents know they must send their son far away to keep him safe from the disease. So Marvin, age 10, boards a train headed for a logging camp, not knowing if he will ever see his family again. In the great north woods, Marven finds a new world of towering trees, endless snow, and lumberjacks as big as grizzly bears. He feels very alone among the enormous woodsmen --until he meets Jean-Louis, the burliest jack of all.
1997
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown Lovelace, Maud Hart
Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown
The further adventures of 12-year-old Betsy, Tacy, and Tib as they explore the world beyond their neighborhood and discover the public library, see a real play, and make friends with the owners of the downtown hotel.
223 p. 2000
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Carrie's Courage : Battling the Powers of Bigotry Lutz, Norma Jean
Carrie's Courage : Battling the Powers of Bigotry
In 1923 Minneapolis,Carrie tries to protect her Jewish friend from intolerant people.
141 p. 2005
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Keeping Safe the Stars O'Connor, Sheila
Keeping Safe the Stars
In rural Minnesota in 1974, thirteen-year-old Pride Star, raised to be independent, must accept help from friends and neighbors to care for eleven-year-old Nightingale and six-year-old Baby when her grandfather is hospitalized with a brain infection.
297 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Quilt Paulsen, Gary
The Quilt
During World War II, while his father is in Europe fighting and his mother is working in Chicago, a six-year-old boy goes to live with his grandmother in a rural Norwegian American community in Minnesota. Based on events from the author's life.
83 p. 2004
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Soldier's Heart: A Novel of the Civil War Paulsen, Gary
Soldier's Heart: A Novel of the Civil War
Eager to enlist, 15-year-old Charley lies about his age and joins the First Minnesota Volunteers in the Civil War. He has a change of heart after experiencing both the physical horrors and mental hardship of a Civil War soldier.
106 p. 1998
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Winter Room Paulsen, Gary
The Winter Room
A young boy grows up on a northern Minnesota farm. He describes the scenes around him and tells about his old Norwegian uncle's tales of logging. The winter room is where the family gathers on icy cold nights, sitting in front of the stove. There the boys listen eagerly to all of Uncle David's tales of superheroes. One night Uncle David tells the story "The Woodcutter" and what happens next is terrible--then wonderful.
103 p. 1989
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Wonderstruck : a Novel in Words and Pictures Selznick, Brian
Wonderstruck : a Novel in Words and Pictures
Having lost his mother and his hearing in a short time, twelve-year-old Ben leaves his Minnesota home in 1977 to seek the father he never knew in New York City, and meets there Rose, who is also longing for something missing from her life. Ben's story is told in words; Rose's in pictures.
637 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Meet Kirsten, an American Girl Shaw, Janet Beeler
Meet Kirsten, an American Girl
Nine-year-old Kirsten and her family have many hardships as they travel from Sweden to the Minnesota frontier in 1854. This is the first of several books about Kirsten in the American Girl series.
61 p. 1986
Children's Series Book American Girl
  Cover Art: On the Banks of Plum Creek Wilder, Laura Ingalls
On the Banks of Plum Creek
Laura and her family move to Minnesota and live in a dugout until a new house is built. They face misfortunes caused by flood, blizzard, and grasshoppers. This book is part of the Little House Books.
338 p. 1953
Children's Fiction Book
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