By the 2002 Newbery Medal winner! In 1925, a fourteen-year-old girl secretly takes over as teacher when her one-room schoolhouse in remote Colorado is closed.
When the teacher at the one-room schoolhouse must depart unexpectedly, a 14-year-old girl swears the other students to secrecy and decides to take over the school in order to complete her exit exams. "Avi weaves together a fast-moving plot, solid characterizations, sharply tuned dialogue and a wealth of detail as he evokes rural Colorado in 1925," wrote PW. Ages 8-12. (Aug.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.