cover image Walking Up a Rainbow

Walking Up a Rainbow

Theodore Taylor. Harper Teen, $5.99 (288pp) ISBN 978-0-380-72592-2

A 14-year-old heroine walks with her sheep from Iowa to California in 1851 in hopes of repaying her late father's debts. ""The book's lighthearted, gun-toting tone is sustained at the cost of real character development,"" said PW. Ages 12-up. (Aug.)