Perfect for fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books, this picture book about one little girl’s journey westward is engaging and appropriate for younger readers.
Children of all ages will be captivated by one brave girl’s adventures come to life as she relates the challenges, excitement, and dangers of the American frontier. Filled with drama and gorgeous, evocative illustrations, this first-person tale is a testament to the determination, solidarity, and courage of the early pioneers, each chasing their own American Dream.
ADAM HANCHER is an illustrator whose interest in the American West began with Westerns and landscapes. Adam became fascinated with tales of the Westward Expansion, and this story was inspired by many pioneer journals and personal accounts of life in the 1800s. There is a strong focus on narrative within his illustrations, often dealing with complex emotions and personal journeys. Says Adam, “My inspirations lie within fantasy, mythology of various cultures, lonesome Western landscapes, thick evergreen forests, and design work from the mid-1900s.” His illustrations have appeared in the <i>Guardian</i>, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, <i>GQ</i>, <i>Wired</i>, and <i>O</i>, the Oprah Magazine. Adam is based in London, England. See more of his work at adamhancher.co.uk.