The Good Land

The Good Land Almost year old Carolyn the baby of the Pierce family is experiencing the growing up difficulties and frustrations typical of the youngest child Melinda is energetically engaged in the town life

  • Title: The Good Land
  • Author: Loula Grace Erdman
  • ISBN: 9781932350135
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Paperback
  • Almost 15 year old Carolyn, the baby of the Pierce family, is experiencing the growing up difficulties and frustrations typical of the youngest child Melinda is energetically engaged in the town life of Amarillo, the twins are happily married, and Katie, home from school, spends all day sighing listlessly around the house Carolyn feels a bit neglected after all, she hasAlmost 15 year old Carolyn, the baby of the Pierce family, is experiencing the growing up difficulties and frustrations typical of the youngest child Melinda is energetically engaged in the town life of Amarillo, the twins are happily married, and Katie, home from school, spends all day sighing listlessly around the house Carolyn feels a bit neglected after all, she has problems and worries, too In her attempts to find her own place in the adult world, Carolyn tries to assist Katie s floundering romance, secretly befriends the daughter of an unfriendly homesteader, and discovers that words, her words, can make a difference in others lives particularly in the life of young Jim Foster The Texas Panhandle is a good land for growing up in even if the growing up is harder then you expect

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    1. Loula Grace Erdman

      ERDMAN, LOULA GRACE 1898 1976 Loula Grace Erdman, writer, daughter of August F and Mollie Maddox Erdman, was born on June 8, 1898, near Alma, Lafayette County, Missouri She attended Central Missouri State College B.S 1931 and Columbia University M.A 1941 She also studied at the University of Wisconsin, the University of Southern California, and West Texas State College She subsequently moved to Texas and taught in the Amarillo public schools and at West Texas State College, where she eventually became novelist in residence and director of the Advanced Workshop in Creative Writing.Erdman began writing in the 1930s, and by 1946 about fifty of her short stories and magazine articles had been published, as well as her first juvenile novel, Separate Star 1944 , a book about career teaching In 1946 she won the 10,000 Dodd, Mead Redbook Award for The Years of the Locust 1947 , a novel set in her native Missouri In 1952 she received the American Girl Dodd, Mead Award for The Wind Blows Free 1952 , the first volume of a juvenile trilogy about a pioneer Panhandle family She continued the story of the Pierce family in The Wide Horizon 1956 and The Good Land 1959 Room to Grow 1962 , a novel about French immigrants who moved to the Panhandle via New Orleans, won her the Texas Institute of Letters Juvenile Award She received both the Texas Institute of Letters Award and the Steck Vaughn Award for A Bluebird Will Do 1973 Her other works include A Wonderful Thing and Other Stories 1940 , Fair Is the Morning 1945 , Lonely Passage 1948 , The Edge of Time 1950 , Three at the Wedding 1953 , My Sky Is Blue 1953 , The Far Journey 1955 , Short Summer 1958 , Many a Voyage 1960 , The Man Who Told the Truth 1962 , Life Was Simpler Then 1963 , Another Spring 1966 , Bright Sky 1969 , A Time to Write 1969 , and Save Weeping for the Night 1975.Miss Erdman was a member of the Texas Institute of Letters, the Panhandle Penwomen, Delta Kappa Gamma, Kappa Delta Pi, and Phi Kappa Phi As a career teacher who never considered abandoning teaching even after she gained recognition as a writer, she also belonged to the National Education Association and the Texas State Teachers Association.

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    1. It has been more than ten years since the Pierce family of The Wind Blows Free settled in the Texas panhandle. Life has been good for the Pierces except for the youngest, Carolyn, who feels that her problems are important yet no one seems to care. Carolyn frets because her family treat her like a baby and feels left out of the family adventures; she's afraid to start high school in Amarillo in the fall and only she knows why her older sister Katie feels so blue after returning home from finishin [...]


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