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The Ranch Girls at Boarding School

by Margaret Vandercook

The story follows four young girls, cousins Ruth, Helen, Grace, and Ruth's best friend Mercy, as they leave their beloved ranch in the West to attend a boarding school in the East. The girls are excited for the adventure, but they quickly find themselves homesick and struggling to adjust to their new surroundings. Throughout the book, the girls navigate challenges such as difficult classmates, strict rules, and the pressure to conform to societal expectations. However, they also discover the joys of new friendships, academic achievement, and personal growth. "The Ranch Girls at Boarding School" is a heartwarming story that teaches important lessons about perseverance, friendship, and the importance of staying true to oneself. It also provides a unique look into the lives of young girls during a time when attitudes towards education and gender roles were rapidly changing. Overall, this book is an excellent choice for any young reader looking for a fun and engaging coming-of-age story with relatable characters and important life lessons.

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Margaret O'Bannon Womack Vandercook was an American writer of children's literature. Daughter of Joel Mayo Womack and Nannie Gibson (O'Bannon) Womack, she was born in Louisville, Kentucky, where she a...

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