Even a girl with as much pluck and imagination as Madeline “Moe” McDonohugh can’t drum up much excitement in her small town. But then the gypsies come to town and Moe looks to them as a means of seeing the world.
Just as she is planning to run away, her mother’s glamorous cousins, Lettie and Lulu, come to visit. Moe’s plans for seeing the world shifts to Lettie and Lulu and she hopes that they might take her away—that is until she discovers Lettie’s terrible but fascinating secret.
Moe’s adventure and window on the world finally comes, however, when Father purchases a Ford Model T, the first in town. Moe is about to enter the biggest adventure of her life.
Reviews and Comments
“A dreamer with an infectious sense of humor, 12-year-old Moe is a likable heroine of this first volume in the promising Heartland Series … a fresh and funny novel.” (Publishers Weekly)
Heartland Trilogy, Book 1
written by Laurie Lawlor
illustrated by Jane Kendall
Simon & Schuster/Minstrel Books, 1996
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