A Punkeyville Girl: A Tale of Old Forestport and The Canals. Irene Uttendorfsky. Twelve year old Jenny McGee knows a battle will be fought in Gettysburg and is worried about her father. He was badly wounded and comes home both physically and emotionally shattered, and unable to find work. Eventually Jenny and her father take the canals west in search of a new life. They experience life on canal boats, and more than their share of adventure. The book is historically accurate and suitable for use in mid-grade reading skills programs. Spruce Gulch Press, 2003, 176pp.