Written by, Eve Bunting
Illustrated by, Greg Shed
Harcourt, 1995. Unpaged picture book
A beautifully written and illustrated book about Zoe and her pioneer family's trek to make a new home for themselves in Nebraska. Zoe's new home is a wide expanse of grasslands. The closest people to them are the Svenson family, and they live three hours away. The Svenson's teach Zoe's family how to make a good sod home where bugs and even a snake have been known to "drop" in for dinner! Once the family settles in a bit, Zoe and her father take a trip into town for supplies. When Zoe and her dad return home from their trip into town, Zoe spies a patch of dandelions growing. She and her dad bring them home to her mother for a special surprise.