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The Cabin Faced West by Jean Fritz
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The Cabin Faced West

by Jean Fritz

Other authors: Feodor Rojankovsky (Illustrator)

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Fiction based on a historical event, Jean Fritz's Great-Great Grandmother Ann Hamilton and her family being visited by George Washington on September 18, 1784.
  RaskFamilyLibrary | Jan 29, 2019 |
Ann finds the western Pennsylvania frontier of 1784 very lonely until she makes new friends, General Washington comes for a visit, and her mother helps her have a tea party.
  SmithfieldLibrary | Feb 14, 2018 |
An overly simple tale about a young girl shortly after the American Revolution and her family, who have moved west in search of a better life. Might be a nice story for a very young reader, but it has no meat to appeal to an older reader who still enjoys fiction for children.
The characters and story are loosely based on the tales of the author's great-great-grandmother. ( )
  fingerpost | May 31, 2016 |
Ann Hamilton is ten, and homesick for Gettysburg, and her friends. She hates the frontier area where her family has settled, and doesn't understand their excitement for the land, a feeling that escapes her.

Loosely-based upon her own family's history, the author paints a picture of early American frontier life, suitable for all ages. Recommended. ( )
  fuzzi | Dec 5, 2015 |
Aawwww, to meet George Washington! Cute lil book. ( )
  patsaintsfan | Apr 15, 2014 |
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Ann Hamilton swept the last of the day's dust out of the door into the sunset. Even the cabin faced west, Ann thought as she jerked the broom across the flat path of the daylight made as it fell through the open doorway.
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Ann Hamilton?s family has moved to the western frontier of Pennsylvania, and she misses her old home in Gettysburg. There are no girls her age on Hamilton Hill, and life is hard. But when the Hamiltons survive a terrible storm and receive a surprise visit from George Washington, Ann realizes that pioneer life is exciting and special.

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Ten-year-old Ann overcomes loneliness and learns to appreciate the importance of her role in settling the wilderness of western Pennsylvania.

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