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About the author:
In Springtime on the Sun-Up, Margaret Jane Jones writes of a way of life she herself lived as a child. In addition, she draws from her teaching experience-lively years of working with children which includes dabbling in children's theater. Her practiced hand in the field of art brings her books to life with illustrations.

Ms. Jones is a graduate of Washington State University. She lived and worked in the Middle East-Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. As a Fulbright Exchange Teacher, she taught in Yorkshire, England.

Ms. Jones has never lost her wonder of the wide and sunlight skies of cattle-country in Klickitat County, Washington, where she grew up. In summer in New Hampshire, she and her husband climb mountains and walk hidden wilderness trails with the family. In winter, she lives with her husband in Florida where wild rabbits play in the yard.

Springtime on the Sun-Up

Authored by Margaret Jane Jones
Illustrated by Margaret Jane Jones
Edition: 1

On New Year's Day of 1944, eleven-year-old Jane Eaton wishes for a truck load of surprises for the new year. She longs for excitement and adventure on the Sun-Up, the ranch with the quarter-circle-three-bar brand.

February days drag along on the ranch. School days drag-on, too. But as Valentine's Day looms ahead, fourth grade perks up for Jane, followed by a Valentine's Day beyond Jane's imagination.

As calving season begins and winter sweeps out, Jane finds a newborn calf at midnight. Gathering the eggs with her sister, Ann, becomes a challenge. An invitation for an overnight visit with a friend begins a course of events that turn family life upside-down and ends in a surprising way. A piano recital takes an odd twist. Meanwhile, World War II rages on.

When a mumps epidemic spreads throughout the countryside, what will it mean for the family on the Sun-Up?

Will Jane get her wish by spring's end? Read this book and find out.

Publication Date:
153043582X / 9781530435821
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Juvenile Fiction / Readers / Chapter Books

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