This follows Millie (1961) in the chronicle of pre- WWI growing up in Oklahoma when her farmer father had a place so close to school that Millie had the rare experience of being able to go all year long, from the first to the last day. Millie promoted herself from 5th to 6th grade and worked hard to stay on top of her studies. A misunderstanding left her with that almost universal misery--the conviction that her teacher hated her. Christmas brought the family close to tragedy when Theron and Charles got lost in the woods. Spring brought a revival meeting with Millie facing up to the decision to be baptised. (It's handled with the simple dignity the occasion demands.) The author has created a sturdy, sensitive character with story values reflecting the best of the pioneer virtues in interdependent community and family life. Easy to like, Millie's story is easy to read.