Title: Little House on Rocky Ridge.
Author: Roger Lea MacBride.
Genre: Fiction, bildungsroman, children's lit, family saga, fiction based on real events, historical fiction, survival, western, YA.
Publication Date: 1993.
Summary: Meet Rose Wilder, Laura Ingalls Wilder's daughter, and the last of the Little House girls. Rose and her parents, Laura and Almanzo, say good-bye to Ma and Pa Ingalls and Laura's sisters. In a covered wagon containing all their possessions, they make their way across the drought-stricken Midwest to the lush green valleys of southern Missouri. The journey is long and not always easy, but at the end is the promise of a new home and a new life for the Wilders.
My rating: 7.5/10
♥ Finally, when Mama and Papa finished talking Rose could ask, “What’s a Panic?”
“Well, that’s what happens when folks run out of money,” said Papa.
“Couldn’t they make some more?” Rose asked.
Both Mama and Papa chuckled. “Some politicians in Washington think so,” said Papa. “But no, Rose. You cannot make more money like more flapjacks. It must be earned. And it must be worth something. A piece of paper isn’t really money until there’s gold in U.S. treasury to back it up.”