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Light comes to Shadow Mountain / Toni Buzzeo.

Buzzeo, Toni, (author.).


Cora Mae Tipton knows every inch of Shadow Mountain. In the shade of the towering trees, admist the thickets, streams, and smokehouses, the rhythm of life around her beloved holler hasn't much changed for generations. Until now. For the first time, electrical power is coming to the rural communities of eastern Kentucky. Cora knows in her heart how much good could come of it. Electrical power means progress. Connection to the outside world. More light. And electricity might just help make her dreams of a life beyond Shadow Mountain come true. Cora is determined to rally her community in support of electrification. But if she has any hope of succeeding, it's going to mean convincing the one person determined to stand in her way--and opening her own heart to the truth that there are, indeed, two sides to every story. -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780823453849
  • ISBN: 0823453847
  • Physical Description: 263 pages : illustration, map ; 22cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Holiday House, 2023.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
In the news -- A fox in the chicken coop -- Dark on all sides -- Mommy has a day - Pap's big announcement -- A surprise visitor -- Somewhere dark but safe -- Pies, pies, pies -- An A+ in gumption -- the quiet dark -- Ready for the bee -- A new champion -- Fire under the kettle -- Without a shred of hope -- An undelivered apology -- Another monster comes -- Terrifying memories -- A ride down the mountain -- A big sacrifice -- A gift to warm a heart -- Too much Cora -- An artistic heart -- The faith of a four-year-old -- A change of Sunday plans -- Where is Clint? -- Taking up hope -- A token of their affection -- Scheming and dreaming -- A new plan -- The editorial team -- Nurse Bailey comes to call -- Waiting for mail -- The muck of hopelessness -- A spilled willow basket -- Saddle up stormy -- A new sister -- The incubator -- The interview -- A beautiful writer -- An equal say for all -- A forty-watt lightbulb.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-9. Holiday House.
Grades 3-4. Holiday House.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.5 11 520205.
Subject: Mountain life > Juvenile fiction.
Electricity > Juvenile fiction.
Change > Juvenile fiction.
Rural girls > Juvenile fiction.
Student newspapers and periodicals > Juvenile fiction.
Kentucky > History > 20th century > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 11 of 14 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Putnam County Library System.


  • 0 current holds with 14 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Putnam County Public Library J BUZ (Text) 33192000157301 New Books Checked out 10/17/2023

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