for Exploring the Chicago World's Fair, 1893 by Laurie Lawlor
The White City The World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago is the most fabulous sight the girls have ever seen, with its incredible sights, sounds, and crowds. But in the chaos of the White City, twelve-year-old Dora Pomeroy yearns for Nebraska and the secure life she left behind. Her father has joined Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show, leaving Mrs. Pomeroy and her children -- Dora and her three younger sisters, Lillian, Phoebe, and Tess -- on their own. While their mother works long hours, Dora is once again left in charge of her sisters. Overwhelmed by responsibility, she worries about Lillian and Phoebe as they find jobs of their own and experience strange new foods, foreign culture, and incredible inventions. Seeing the changes that the turn of the century will bring makes Dora wish for a more traditional family -- until her own family is threatened in the fantasyland that will disappear at summer's end....
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