|Plot Summary of A Lantern In Her Hand|
|"The 1800's were a time of great change on the American frontier. Abbie Mackenzie is one of those people, in the beginning of this charming novel she is a little girl, moving with her family to make a good life and homestead.
Now, don't think it is all happy times. Hostile Indians were a very real problem, as were prairie fires, blizzards, and the unforgettable threat of fatal accidents or illness. As Abbie grows she faces these challenges and more, including becoming a teacher at the school house while her sweetheart is off fighting in the Civil War.
When Will Deal returns from the war Abbie finds herself his radiant bride. The rest of the tale is of Abbie and Will's life, their homesteading in Nebreska, and raising a family.
This novel reminds the reader of "These Is My Words" by Nancy E. Turner in the fact that it spans many years. The book begins in 1854 with Abbie as a child, and ends when she is an old woman with grandchildren."
Ashley Abbott, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Lantern In Her Hand|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 19th century
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Exploring into the wild
kind of story
- colonizing/settling in new area
- a kid
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- almost none
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- lot of descript of crop raising
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- fort/military installation
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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