zeely“We’ll spend the whole summer on the farm with Uncle Ross. I ought to make up something special just because we’ve never ever gone alone like this!” And the first thing Elizabeth does is give herself, and her younger brother John, new names-Geeder and Toeboy.

The farm is special too, with its pump house, pond, and especially the prize razorback hogs that belong to Nat Tayber and his daughter Zeely. Zeely Tayber is tall and dignified, unlike anyone else in the small town. Geeder is fascinated. And when she finds a picture of a Watutsi queen who could be Zeely’s twin, she knows she is in the presence of royalty.

An American Library Association (ALA) Notable Book

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