Cassie spends her days watching Grandfather and Caleb in the barn, looking out at Papa working the fields, spying on her mother, Sarah, feeding the goslings. She's an observer, a writer, a storyteller. Everything is as it should be.
But change is inevitable, even on the prairie. Something new is expected, and Sarah says it will be the perfect gift. Cassie isn't so sure. But just as life changes, people change too. And Cassie learns that unexpected surprises can bring great joy....Continua
Three-year-old Cassie doesn't want another baby in the family. She had been hoping that her mom would bring her a gift "more perfect than the moon."
We read this a couple times with fourth graders. Then we were told that this book was reserved for the fifth grades. Now that I teach fifth grade, I found out they do not read the book any longer.