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by Anna Myers
Howard Gardner is starving to death. All spring and summer, Howard and his older, more charming brother Jack worked as hoggees, driving the mules that pulled boats along the Erie Canal. In a misguided attempt to outshine his brother, Howard chooses to stay behind in Birchport for the winter to save his traveling money and send it home to his family. After his winter job ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Walker Childrens
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Ran across this book at a discount bookstore and then discovered the other works of this author from Oklahoma. Hoggee is a great, engaging historical tale, obviuusly well researched with endearing characters. Anna Myers has become one of my all time favorite kid lit authors.