Prarieblomman: The Prairie Blossoms for an Immigrant's Daughter 1889-1900. Butter in the Well Series Book 2. Popular Kansas author Linda K. Hubalek continues the story of a Swedish immigrant family in Prärieblomman the second book in the Butter in the Well series. Homesteading the Kansas prairie in 1869 Präirblomman features the diary of young Alma Swenson as she grows up on the Kansas prairie that her parents homesteaded. Hubalek grew up in this same house researching the land and family that lived on the farm before her. Even though born on the same farm in two different centuries Prarieblommans main character Alma Swenson Runneberg and the author shared uncanny similarities while growing up in the Smoky Valley region of central Kansas. Both the third child of their families they lived in the same house played in the same yard and worked the same acres until each married and moved off the farm. This tender touching diary continues the saga of Kajsas family through her daughter Alma as she blossoms into a young woman. "Prärieblomman is a tender and touching diary...Hubalek has succeeded in blowing life into both Alma and the fascinating times she lived through. Hubalek's books give Swedish-Americans a perspective on the past..." Anders Neumueller Swedish Press Vancouver B.C. Canada "...new understanding of the link between our history and the people who just like us brought laughter and tears to the Kansas prairie. In Prairieblomman we find a piece of our heritage." -Larry Hatteberg Broadcast Journalist KAKE-TV Wichita KS
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