A heartwarming story from the Great Depression

Queenie Peavy is the worst troublemaker at school and the best shot in Georgia—with her father in jail, why shouldn’t she be angry? But Queenie wonders what would happen if she tried to behave herself, just for one day.
“Queenie will be hard to forget.”—Horn Book

 “A robust portrait of . . . a memorable heroine.”—Library Journal

“A poignant, realistic story . . . about a defiant girl—a tobacco chewer and a tomboy—who learns to face responsibility.”—The New York Times

“Funny and compassionate . . . a rare book.”—Publishers Weekly

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