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About This Book
When orphaned, ten-year-old Jim Burden arrives in Nebraska to live on his grandparents’ farm, he doesn’t know what to expect.
The Great Plains are so vast that he feels overwhelmed . . . marooned . . . blotted out. And what should he make of his new neighbors, the Shimerdas? They don’t speak English, and their ways are foreign to him. Yet their fourteen-year-old daughter, Antonia, is pretty, high-spirited . . . and eager for Jim to teach her English. Will Jim adjust to his strange new surroundings? Or will he continue to long for a home he can never regain?
Readability Note: This edition contains the original text of My Antonia. It has not been abridged or edited.