353N: California Transplant Helps Keep Oranges from Freezing (Solved!)

Looking for a book from my preteen years. It was about a girl who moves to California. She lives with people who are not her family or maybe distant family or family friends. They run an orange orchard. They have to go out in the cold nights to light smudge pots to keep the fruit from freezing. (And I think at some point, it is a big deal for her to acquire a yellow raincoat that they call a ‘slicker’ in the book.)

5 thoughts on “353N: California Transplant Helps Keep Oranges from Freezing (Solved!)

  1. I can’t recall the title or author, but I am sure I read the book before, say, 1965, if that narrows the possibilities.

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