A feather for a fan : a Washington territory story
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Waterville, Maine : Five Star, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014].
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First edition.
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271 pages ; 23 cm
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1412
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English
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9781432829155 (hardcover), 1432829157 (hardcover)

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Synopsis:In the late 1870s, twelve-year-old Hildy Bacom and her family leave Pennsylvania and head West, to New Tacoma on Commencement Bay in Washington Territory, a community that is barely four years old and with a population of approximately one hundred and fifty. Compared to Pennsylvania, everything in New Tacoma is different. The streets are muddy, there are few buildings, and some people live in hollowed-out cedar tree trunks. There are two small business districts, one on a wharf along Commencement Bay and the other up a steep hill on a bluff. Gradually Hildy adjusts to her new life and makes friends with some unusual people: Mrs. Money, who runs her store with a parrot on her head; Miss Rose, a lady of questionable reputation; and especially another twelve-year-old, Nell Tanquist. With Nell or alone, Hildy has adventures--with a bear, a skunk, and a lost Chinese baby. Hildy also turns entrepreneur and starts a little business baking and selling bread to waterfront laborers. Her dream is to have her own bakery. Then her life is complicated by two unexpected events: Samuel, the boy she is beginning to have feelings for, goes away, and her cousin, Elsie, arrives unexpectedly with a problem no one will talk about. Hildy deals with Elsie's health crisis, Samuel's return, and a livery stable fire using inner resources she didn't know she had. After a year in New Tacoma, Pennsylvania seems pretty tame. To her surprise, Hildy realizes she likes her new life.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Stover, K. W. (2014). A feather for a fan: a Washington territory story (First edition.). Five Star, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Stover, Karla Wakefield. 2014. A Feather for a Fan: A Washington Territory Story. Waterville, Maine: Five Star, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Stover, Karla Wakefield. A Feather for a Fan: A Washington Territory Story Waterville, Maine: Five Star, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Stover, Karla Wakefield. A Feather for a Fan: A Washington Territory Story First edition., Five Star, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.

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