Andrea Warren is the author of several highly acclaimed children's books, including Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Outstanding Nonfiction; Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps, a Robert F. Sibert Award Honor Book; and Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy, a Booklist Editors' Choice.
"Grace's story relates hardships and hilarity in a compelling mix. . . . This is a fine personal portrait of one woman's life and a good read. Excellent-quality archival photos, many of Grace's own family, enhance the well-documented text."-School Library Journal (starred review)|"[Pioneer Girl] tells the riveting story of life on the prairie and the determination of the families who settled there."-Kirkus Reviews|"A nonfiction parallel to Laura Ingalls Wilder stories, filled with the gritty details of a settler's life and told with a smooth storytelling style."-Horn Book|"Every year my fifth grade students embark on a journey `out west' with Andrea Warren's Pioneer Girl. The book's wonderful details and compelling characters make for a high-interest story as readers learn about the homesteaders' experiences and what it took to settle the prairie."-Sharon Story, teacher at B.D. Lee Elementary School in Gaffney, South Carolina|"An excellent addition to units on the westward movement or for fans of pioneer stories."-Booklist