Sarah Goodwin can hardly wait for her first year of school to begin. "I'll have a girlfriend at last," she thinks. But when she reaches the one-room schoolhouse on Yonder Mountain, she finds nothing but boys! How will Sarah get along? Will she make new friends? Will she forgive Lijah and Trace for what happens to her doll? Will her prayer for another girl on Yonder Mountain be answered?
Six-year-old Sarah tackles her problems with the determination of a mother hen protecting her nest. But sometimes even determination does not help, and Sarah learns to seek help from wiser sources. In the process, Sarah gives as much help as she receives.
BJUP lists this novel as part of the Reading 1program, recommended as the last of four BookLink sets. The back cover of the BookLink lists this novel for ages 7 to 9, or grades 2 to 4. We consider this grade range more appropriate, even though the main character of the story is only 6 years old. A first grader would probably need help reading this novel, even at the end of the year.
On Yonder Mountain - Novel
Publisher: BJU Press
Format: Paperback Book
Grade 2, 3, 4
Topic:Reading - Reading Skills and Comprehension