It is a good thing that mothers understand what no one else seems to when you are the youngest child in the family, and are finally four years old. Bonnie is more than ready to join her older sisters and brother in the many adventures she sees come their way, whether it be sliding along the ice, searching for arrowheads, or going on that journey of all journeys-across the swinging bridge to SCHOOL. Winter or summer, something is always happening in the Fairchild house, tucked amidst the pine trees of the Kentucky hills one hundred years ago or more. And, four years old or not, Bonnie usually manages to be in the middle of the action!

Illustrated by Decie Merwin.
This is the first book in the Fairchild Family Series.  The second book in the series is Schoolhouse in the Woods.  The third book in the series is Up and Down the River. The fourth book in the series is Schoolroom in the Parlour.