Selected as a Starred Book for the 1998/99 Our Choice Awards by the Canadian Children's Book Centre. Short listed for the Ruth Schwartz award 1999 Notable Book, Social Studies, Childrens Books Council Childrens Choice selection, Childrens Book Council and International Reading Association Emily's weeping willow becomes a living symbol of the warmth, strength, and history shared by generations of one family. When Emily's family moves to the ocean of grass called the prairie, she can_t help but dream of trees. After building their sod house, ploughing, planting and then harvesting, her Papa tells her there is a little money left over to get something special from the mail-order catalogue. She chooses a willow tree. The Prairie Willow chronicles the life of this little girl and her pioneering family.