This is a brief, cozy little period piece, demonstrating Jean Fritz's versatility. Ann Hamilton was lonely for the chum she had left behind when her family moved to the early wilderness of western Pennsylvania. There were only the boys of the McPhale family, who seemed to be a shiftless group, unwilling to face the hardships of farming as pioneers. But Ann was caught up soon in helping roughneck Andy McPhale to learn to read, and ultimately in influencing his family to stick it out on the frontier. When George Washington comes to visit Hamilton Hill Ann finds the tedium of adjustment was all worth while. An easy reading chapter indicating the hardships which were part of the national heritage. Feodor Rojankovsky has done charmingly homespun black and white pencil sketches to complement the story which is based upon a Fritz family legend.