Nine-year-old Dora Cookson does not know why she has never been able to talk like the other Children in her large family. She has never been able to share all the wonderful things she knows...to ask questions...to go to school. Then, on the eve of her family's move from Utah to a homestead in New Mexico, a doctor discovers that a simple operation will allow her to speak.AfNine-year-old Dora Cookson does not know why she has never been able to talk like the other Children in her large family. She has never been able to share all the wonderful things she knows...to ask questions...to go to school. Then, on the eve of her family's move from Utah to a homestead in New Mexico, a doctor discovers that a simple operation will allow her to speak.After the operation, Dora expects to be able to open her mouth and talk like any other child her age, but training her sore tongue requires time, effort, and courage. Meanwhile, life on a 1910 cross-country wagon train is full of excitement--treacherous trails, desert mirages, rowdy fellow travelers, and even a baby born along the way. In quieter moments and while caring for her baby brother, Dora slowly, carefully, teaches herself to speak.At long last, the family arrives in New Mexico to begin their new life. Dora has found her voice and is ready to embark on yet another journey--from silent outsider to speaking member of the community. She can make friends, ask questions, and fulfill her greatest dream: To walk through the open door of the schoolhouse and learn all the wonderful things that are taught in school." Through the Open Door is based on the true experiences of a girl who grew up on a homestead farm in New Mexico early in the 1900s. Late in her life, she and Joy Hulme became acquainted as members of the same church in California. As they visited together and the real-life "Dora" shared the memories of her childhood with her new friend, they discovered they had much in common. Both had been born to Mormon families in rural communities south of Salt Lake City and had been rearedwith the same religious background....
|Title||:||Through the Open Door|
|Number of Pages||:||162 Pages|
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Through the Open Door Reviews
I loved this little book! I've been enjoying Historical Fiction. Going to a time period and experiencing it through their eyes has been fun. I found this one at the Library. I would highly recommend it for those who need a little reminder of their modern day blessings. It will also deepen a child's understanding of how blessed they are to be getting an education.