Maggie and the Big Move

As you read “Maggie and the Big Move” you will join Maggie in the early 1900s as her family sails on a huge boat across the Atlantic Ocean from Holland to America, travels on a train from New York City to Iowa, and rides in the first car ever owned by someone in their small town. You will explore the stores with Maggie and her new friend, Peter, and start school with her where everything is new and different – the language, her shoes, and even her name. Her Big Move makes Maggie happy sometimes, nervous sometimes, angry sometimes and sad sometimes but her Pa reminds her that God is always taking care of them and that she alone knows the secret of his special boot. Surprises come in a large box from Holland and help her put her old life and her new life together forever.

--Patricia Ann Haveman

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