☆ Hill Hawk Hattie || ✓ PDF Download by Ø Clara Gillow Clark

By Clara Gillow Clark | Comments: ( 857 ) | Date: ( Feb 20, 2020 )

The simple first person narrative captures Hattie s rustic innocence, the thrilling rafting adventure, and the heartfelt struggle of a tough girl who feels useful to her father only in the role of a boy BOOKLIST starred review Pa used to call Ma and me his girls Now, he just says, girl, orders me around with curse words like I m nothing I m not nothing, though, The simple first person narrative captures Hattie s rustic innocence, the thrilling rafting adventure, and the heartfelt struggle of a tough girl who feels useful to her father only in the role of a boy BOOKLIST starred review Pa used to call Ma and me his girls Now, he just says, girl, orders me around with curse words like I m nothing I m not nothing, though, cause I feel too mean inside to be that.The year is 1883, Hattie s ma has died, and it seems that she took with her the sugar that kept Hattie and Pa sweet Just when Hattie thinks things can t get any worse, Pa stops calling her girl altogether and wants her to dress as a boy and help him on his next river rafting trip Soon eleven year old Hattie finds herself alongside Pa and two other Hill Hawks, shipping logs down the dangerous Delaware On the angry river, Hattie s pluck is sorely tested as she fields Pa s criticism, plunges over waterfalls, and tries to keep the rowdy river men from discovering her secret.Gritty and full of heart, Clara Gillow Clark s historical novel will leave readers breathless as it surges along the complex, emotional journey of a father and daughter It s a powerful story of how death can undo a family and how, against all likelihood, it can bind them together.


  • Title: Hill Hawk Hattie
  • Author: Clara Gillow Clark
  • ISBN: 9780763625597
  • Page: 409
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Clara Gillow Clark

The youngest child in a family who came from a long line of farmers and readers, Clara Gillow Clark began school in a one room schoolhouse and when she wasn t wanting to be an inventor, archaeologist, geologist, missionary, or solo violinist grew increasingly drawn to writing After marrying and having a son, she read a magazine article on children s author Judy Blume, who, like her, was a stay at home wife who sold her own crafts before starting her writing career Inspired, Clara Gillow Clark began commuting to writing classes in New York City, while juggling jobs ranging from teacher s aide to store manager Her long efforts paid off Now I work at home, she says, happily When she s not writing or reading, or teaching writing, or talking shop with other writers she enjoys baking, gardening, and walking the dirt roads bordering her little red house, surrounded by her own meadows, woods, and lake Walking, she says, is a love I learned from my father, who took his sprawling brood on nature walks and taught us to stop long enough to really see things Clara Gillow Clark lives in Pennsylvania.



Comments Hill Hawk Hattie

  • Carol Baldwin

    Hill Hawk Hattie by Clara Gillow Clark, fiction for upper elementary school girls, tells the beautiful story of 11-year-old Hattie Belle in the late 1800's. With her mother dead, Hattie is left alone with her father, a rough logger who makes his living by rafting the logs down the Delaware River. One day her father comes home and announces that Hattie is going to pass as his son and join him on the river. Concerned that she's no longer "his girl," Hattie still settles into the logging routines a [...]


  • Ellen Ramsey

    A splendid historical novel with likeable characters and lots of action as Hill Hawk Hattie deals with the hard work of logging--and the hard work of pretending to be boy.


  • Katharine Ott

    "Ma died in November." Eleven year old Hattie Belle is living in the hills of Pennsylvania in the 1880s when her mother dies, leaving her alone with her Pa. Hattie has to deal with her own grief, and with her Pa's - "Pa does a lot of hard drinking and cussing." She shrewdly notes, "Guess Ma was the sugar that kept us sweet."The story becomes an adventure yarn when Pa decides to treat Hattie like a boy and takes her with him as he hews trees and readies them for market. Hill Hawks are loners, who [...]


  • Audrey

    After the death of Hattie's mother it seemed like her sweetness also left the lives of Hattie and her Pa. Both felt mean inside and Hattie's missed her father calling her "his girl." One day he decides to make her help with his logging and rafting which is dangerous even for grown men. Hattie soon learns to enjoy it, disguised as a boy, but longs to be a girl again. At the end of the rafting trip Pa leaves Hattie with her grandmother to get the education that her Ma would have wanted for her. A [...]


  • K.L. Going

    This is a wonderful book with an evocative setting and a character who has real personality and will stick with you after you've closed the book. I especially want to recommend this book to any readers in the Delaware Valley or rural NY, NJ, PA area since this book ties in to local history. I know of a school in this area that plans to read this book with their students and then take a river rafting field trip!


  • Beth

    Times are very difficult for Hattie and Pa when Ma died. Pa has Hattie take on the role of a boy to go river-rafting with him. He leaves out a lot of details, which ends up showing his love for her. She makes friends with Jasper. There's a lot of a coming of age to this story as well. This historical fiction reminds readers that we don't know everything and to think the best in others.


  • Hani Barghout

    This book is a great book. It talks about a girl whose mom died when she became 12. Her father made her do all the work her mom was doing and he made her help him in his work in the woods. My favourite part was when Hattie wrote in her moms journal. This book tells us, reader, about life and how hard would it be and how can you go with it.


  • Tracey

    I loved this MIddle Grade story about a girl pretending to be a boy in the late 1800's so she can go logging and rafting with her father. The writing is beautiful, with vivid descriptions of the outdoors, and the relationship between father and daughter is handled so well.


  • Ann

    Motherless Hattie struggles with her father's seeming lack of love, and is forced into pretending to be his son in this coming-of-age, dealing-with-grief novel. I enjoyed Hattie and might check the other books on her from the library.


  • Charmaine Mackenzie

    Historical fiction once again shining a light on little note parts of our own history - in this case, the "old time rafting era" of the Delaware River.


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