Jennifer Regehr. The author used imagination and research to weave in details about her grandmother’s childhood. Josie Schartner lived a very different childhood from modern times. Since they lived four miles away from school, Josie and her sisters wouldn’t be able to walk that far in winter. So they had to stay in a granary in the field by school. All week and alone. Read about this adventure and others in the life of Josie Schartner Regehr. 242 pages; paperback.