A Newbery Honor Book An ALA-ALSC Notable Childrens Book Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Juvenile Novel "An adventure, a mystery, and a love song to the natural world. . .
. Run out and read it. Right now."Newbery Medalist Karen Cushman In the town of Placid, Wisconsin, in 1871, Georgie Burkhardt is known for two things her uncanny aim with a rifle and her habit of speaking her mind plainly.
But when Georgie blurts out something she shouldnt, her older sister Agatha flees, running off with a pack of pigeoners trailing the passenger pigeon migration. And when the sheriff returns to town with an unidentifiable bodywearing Agathas blue-green ball gowneveryone assumes the worst. Except Georgie.
Refusing to believe the facts that are laid down (and coffined) before her, Georgie sets out on a journey to find her sister. She will track every last clue and shred of evidence to bring Agatha home. Yet even with resolute determination and her trusty Springfield single-shot, Georgie is not prepared for what she faces on the western frontier.
A 2014 Newbery Honor Book Winner of the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Novel