Anne Hillsbro faces her first year of teaching with a combined feeling of fear and enthusiasm. Faced with a class which contains several difficult children and a principal whose conservatism conflicts with Anne's more spontaneous attitudes, it's rough going. But a genuine love of children, an idealistic approach to her profession, and the warm support of her friends--among whom is a beau--help Anne complete her fledgling year on a note of triumph. This career book set in the Western United States should prove interesting to high school girls, particularly those who contemplate making teaching their vocation. Anne, a wholesome, and not too idealized heroine, dispels the cliche of the prim and forbidding school mistress.