|Plot Summary of Home on Stoney Creek|
|"Eleven-year-old Sarah Moore was devastated when her father decided the family would move to the Kentucky frontier at the start of the American Revolution. She doesn't want to leave Virginia, where her friends and the only home she has ever known are, and she worries about her oldest brother, who has left home to join the Patriot army. She prays and prays to stay in Virginia but her family moves anyway. The journey through the wilderness to Kentucky is dangerous as the family struggles through forests, across rivers, and over mountains. Reaching Kentucky, the Moores must struggle to build a home in the untamed wilderness, as they build a cabin, raise crops, and struggle with natural elements and fear of Indian attacks. Sarah is desperately lonely and longs for her home in Virginia, vowing to return as soon as she can. But as time goes by she begins to realize that home is not a place, but being with her family."
Rebecca Herman, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Home on Stoney Creek|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- American colonial period
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Age 11-14
Exploring into the wild
kind of story
- colonizing/settling in new area
- a kid
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- soggy whimpering jelly muffin
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- healthy but a geeky weakling
- natural phenomena
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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