maude.gifThe Misadventures of Maude March: or, Trouble Rides a Fast Horse by Audrey Couloumbis

After the death of the stern aunt who raised them since they were orphaned, eleven-year-old Sallie and her fifteen-year-old sister escape their self-serving guardians and begin an adventure resembling those in the dime novels Sallie loves to read.

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