Jake and Maggy live on a farm where they love to sing and dance to the music from Mama's radio. Then terrible dust storms come and ruin the land. The family has no choice but to auction off the farm and make the long, hard journey west to California—away from the dust storms, where the land is still green. Along the way, Papa tries to find work, and Jake and Maggy try to help, too. But what if Papa can't find a job? What if California isn't better after all?
Ann Turner's dramatic story about the dust bowl, set during the Great Depression and beautifully captured in Robert Barrett's paintings, shows how one family stays together during difficult times.