Anna Pellowski's father, mother, and then-baby brother Jacob were the first family to settle in Western Wisconsin's Latsch Valley in the mid-1800s. Now with six children, they all live in a real house, with neighbors all around them. Originally from Poland, sometimes Anna dreams of going back to the land her family always talks about, but increasingly she realizes that life in Latsch Valley--with its rhythm of work, play, and faith--holds everything she could possibly want. 183 pages, softcover. Ages 8-12, of read-aloud interest to ages 5 & up.