Prairie life, told for young readers

Wichita Eagle -Two new books for young readers presented by Texas Tech University Press’s children’s imprint — one fiction, one nonfiction — focus on life on the prairie in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Two new books for young readers presented by Texas Tech University Press’s children’s imprint — one fiction, one nonfiction — focus on life on the prairie in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The novel “Before the Lark” by Irene Bennett Brown (WindWord Books for Young Readers, 208 pages, $18.95 paper) was originally published in 1982 and has been reissued with a new foreword. The book tells the story of 12-year-old Jocelyn Belle Royal, who is being raised by her grandmother after her mother’s death and her father’s abandonment.

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