Books by Patrick Faricy

OUR KANSAS HOME by Deborah Hopkinson
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A winner. (recipe, author's note, Web sites) (Fiction. 7-10)"
Hopkinson completes her Prairie Skies trilogy with another satisfying episode in Charlie Keller's new life in Bleeding Kansas. Read full book review >
CABIN IN THE SNOW by Deborah Hopkinson
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Once again, Hopkinson tells a good story, steeped in rich history and research, and leaves her young readers satisfied, yet ready to know more, promised in the forthcoming Our Kansas Home. (author's note, recipe, song lyrics) (Fiction. 6-10)"
The Keller family, a free-soil Kansas family recently transplanted from Massachusetts, faces the struggle of their first winter in Hopkinson's second installment in the Prairie Skies trilogy that began with Pioneer Summer (p. 570). Mr. Keller and his son Charlie leave for a supply trip to Lawrence that ends up being anything but routine. Read full book review >
PIONEER SUMMER by Deborah Hopkinson
Released: May 1, 2001

"This superb story will whet their appetites for future news of the Keller family as they find their place in 'Bleeding Kansas.' (author's note) (Fiction. 6-10)"
Hopkinson (Bluebird Summer, 2001, etc.) tells the engaging saga of a pioneer family's move to Kansas in her first foray into Ready-for-Chapters reading. Read full book review >