Illustrated by: Roseanne Sharpe

Wisconsin farm life in the Latsch Valley of the 1930’s comes alive through the eyes of imaginative Anna Rose—a five-year-old girl who can’t wait to catch up with her four older siblings. While Anna Rose impatiently waits for the longed-for start of school, her days are filled with family work—minding geese, picking nettles, chopping thistles, helping with the haying, minding her three little sisters—and with family celebrations—good food, singing, sledding, and games of Star Light, Moonlight and Uncle Wiggily. Based on the author’s own experiences, this story is the third of five books which vividly describe memorable people and events of the Pellowski family and its Latsch Valley descendants.

This is the second book in the Latsch Valley Farm Series.  The first book in the series is First Farm in the Valley.  The second book in the series is Winding Valley Farm.  The fourth book in the series is Willow Wind Farm.  The fifth book in the series is Betsy’s Up-and-Down Year.