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Sweet Betsy from Pike

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 10

Author

Scott
Sanders

Appeared in

Hear the Wind Blow: American Folk Songs Retold

Story Summary

Ike's determination to migrate west means Besty must leave her beloved homestead on the Mississippi, but their love and dreams give them the strength to make it to California, the country of madness and millionaires.