Tisha

Tisha

The Story of A Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness

Paperback - 1977
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The beloved real-life story of a woman in the Alaskan wilderness, the children she taught, and the man she loved.

"From the time I'd been a girl, I'd been thrilled with the idea of living on a frontier. So when I was offered the job of teaching school in a gold-mining settlement called Chicken, I accepted right away."

Anne Hobbs was only nineteen in 1927, when she came to harsh and beautiful Alaska. Running a ramshackle schoolhouse would expose her to more than just the elements. After she allowed Native American children into her class and fell in love with a half-Inuit man, she would learn the meanings of prejudice and perseverance, irrational hatred and unconditional love. "People get as mean as the weather," she discovered, but they were also capable of great good.

As told to reporter Robert Specht, her true story has captivated generations of readers. Now this repackaged edition is available to inspire many more.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Bantam Books, 1977, c1976.
Edition: Bantam edition
ISBN: 9780553265965
0553265962
Characteristics: 342 pages ;,17 cm.

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CHoeppner
Jul 19, 2015

My recent vacation to the Yukon has influenced my reading choices lately, and it was a recommended book since I LOVED Mrs. Mike. Got through it in a couple of days reading it on my breaks and for hours after work since I couldn't put it down.

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CovingtonKippy
Feb 26, 2014

Great story-adventure, history, culture & love. I read this on ferries on the way to Alaska. My son read it on the way back-his first chapter book!

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Jul 19, 2015

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Jul 19, 2015

1927 - Nineteen year old Anne Hobbs takes on the Alaskan wilderness to teach in the mining town of Chicken Alaska. When she gets there, things do not go as perfectly as she hopes. She falls in love with a "halfbreed" and adopts two local Indian children and is met with violent disapproval from the white community.

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Jul 19, 2015

The sun was just coming up over the mountains--blood red and cold. I felt as if I was standing in the mightiest cathedral that had ever been built. There was no end to it, and no beginning. All I could do was look at it and worship

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