Ten-year-old Addie Mills can’t wait for school to begin after spending a summer with her rough-house brothers and pesky baby sister. All she wants is one special friend. But scrawny, scrappy Tilla Bergstrom isn’t the friend she imagined. Addie even thinks Tilla lies! But she’ll have to do until somebody better comes along. The girls are having fun—until some bullies threaten Tilla because of Addie’s lie. When Tilla disappears, Addie sets out on the long trek to her house to apologize and to bring her back. But Tilla can’t return to school. And Addie is soon trapped in a blinding blizzard, fighting for her life—and the friend she almost lost!
Awards and Recognition
- Iowa Children’s Choice Award nominee, 1992
- Nebraska Golden Sower Award nominee, 1992
- North Dakota Flicker Tale Award nominee, 1992
Reviews and Comments
“Lawlor once again captures the pioneer spirit—the hardships and sorrow as well as the joys and laughter—and shapes believable characters and incidents.” (Booklist)
the Addie series, Book 2
written by Laurie Lawlor
illustrated by Toby Gowing
Albert Whitman, 1989
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