Living with seven brothers and her father, who thinks girls are useless, a thirteen-year-old Finnish American farm girl is determined to prove her worth when a enterprising gentleman tries to purchase their cash-strapped family settlement in Washington State in 1900.
Thirteen-year-old Piper Davis records in her diary her experiences beginning in December 1941 when her brother joins the Navy, the United States goes to war, she attempts to document her life through photography, and her father--the pastor for a Japanese Baptist Church in Seattle--follows his congregants to an Idaho internment camp, taking her along with him. Includes historical notes.
When Josh, his parents, grandfather, and eight-year-old brother move into the old Tilton House, they discover such strange things as talking rats, a dimmer switch that makes the house invisible, and a powder that makes objects grow.
"Almost-eight-year-old" Ruby Lu spends time with her baby brother, goes to Chinese school, performs magic tricks and learns to drive, and has adventures with both old and new friends. Also try the sequels, Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything and Ruby Lu, Star of the Show.
On the day of their arrival in Boomtown, Washington, Reverend Button and his family make a grand entrance into town by accidentally blowing up the firecracker factory, and as they settle into the community their escapades continue.
Nine years ago, a hit-and-run driver killed Casey's mother. Casey swears revenge if she ever finds the killer. Complicating matters, every year on the anniversary of her mother's death, Casey receives an anonymous envelope full of money. Is it blood money from her mother's killer?
Unhappy at being sent to stay with his grandmother at the inn she operates, The Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast, Scrub discovers that each room is actually a portal to space and the inn's visitors are aliens who are vacationing on Earth.
Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.
J SERIES BOXCAR
The Aldens are on vacation in Seattle. On their first day of sightseeing, they start the day at the Hungry Heart Diner where a mystery falls right into their laps. When the first riddle leads the children to another riddle, the Boxcar Children begin to wonder how this Seattle puzzle came to them.