Night of the Zombie Chickens is supposed to be Kate Walden's breakout film. But her supporting actresses---her mother's prize organic hens----are high maintenance, to say the least. Thanks goodness Kate's best friend, Alyssa, is the star. She's great at screaming and even better at killing zombies in creative ways.
"Getting on this train had not been my idea. I wanted to go home. But I had no home anymore, except The Little Wanderers' Refuge, and they had sent me away to be sold as a slave...."
Charlie Anne is devestated when her father must go up north to build roads after the Depression hits. She and her siblings are left with their rigid cousin, Mirabel, and a farm full of chores. The only solace Charlie Anne finds is by the river, where the memory of her mother is the strongest.
"I watch the wagon
until I see nothing on the open plain.
For the first time ever,
I am alone." Caroline Starr Rose
May is sent to help out on a neighbor's homestead---just until Christmas, her pa promises. But when a terrible turn of events leaves her all alone, she must try to find food and fuel---and courage--- to make it through the approaching winter.