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Kirby Larson went from history-phobe to history fanatic thanks to a snippet of a story about her great-grandmother homesteading in eastern Montana. That bit of family lore inspired her to write HATTIE BIG SKY, a young adult historical novel, which won a 2007 Newbery Honor Award and Montana Book Award.

She's honored that Scholastic has asked her to write the lead title in the re-launch of the Dear America series: THE FENCES BETWEEN US will be out in September 2010. A second historical novel for Delacorte, tentatively titled THE FRIENDSHIP DOLL, will hit the shelves Spring 2011.

In 2005, Kirby began collaborating with dear friend, Mary Nethery. Their first book, illustrated by Jean Cassels,TWO BOBBIES: A TRUE TALE OF HURRICANE KATRINA, FRIEND...more


I think that, if instead of preaching brotherly love,we preached good manners,we might get a little further.
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kyendwarrior Thanks for accepting my friend request! Hattie Big Sky is one of my favorite books ever!:)


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Becky Wow. I just added tons more books to my to-read list, thanks to the authors you wrote about. :)


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