Margaret Cora Wells is a resilient young girl living in St. Louis where cholera has become an epidemic. When her mother and sister get sick, Meg wants only to tend to them. But, in an effort to protect his children, her father sends Meg and her brother, Preston, to their relatives on the Kansas prairie for the summer. After an adventurous journey, Meg and Preston arrive in Kansas where they learn about life in another part of the country, and even more about the politics of the time. Meg is sweet and strong with a deep moral sense and a real sense of humor.
Kate McMullan is the bestselling author of the I'M BAD, I'M DIRTY, I'M MIGHTY, and I STINK picture books illustrated by Jim McMullan. Kate is also the author of IF YOU WERE MY BUNNY and the Fluffy series, published by Scholastic.