by Isabel Marvin
A story about Finnish Immigrants on Minnesota’s Iron Range in 1907. Thirteen-year-old Anna Kallio is forced to leave school to keep house for her father and younger brother after her mother dies. Anna and her brother conspire to find a wife for their father so Anna can return to school–even if it means a mail-order bride from Finland! This children’s novel contains almost all of the crises common to immigrant life, and serves as a great introduction to the study of immigration and to Finnish-American customs.