A pioneer family in Dakota faces a difficult winter when one of the children, a little girl, becomes paralyzed. Through the arduous winter with its blizzards and meager fare, the other girls try to comfort their sister and their parents and keep hope that Trudy will walk again. And with the beginning of spring, love, stronger than fear, provokes the child to walk again when the family home is threatened by fire and she alone can save it. A simple story of frontier Dakota told with much attention to the daily routine of a lively family of girls. Particularly recommended to mid-western rural libraries.