Natty Gann (played by Meredith Salenger) is a twelve year old Depression era girl whose single-parent father leaves her behind in Chicago while he goes to Washington State to look for work in the timber industry. Natty runs away from the guardian she was left with to follow Dad. She befriends and is befriended by a wolf that has been abused in dog fights, hops a freight train west, and is presumed dead when her wallet is found after the train crashes. Dad gets bitter and endangers himself in his new job. Meanwhile Natty has a series of adventures and mis- adventures in various farmhouses, police stations, hobo camps, reform schools, and boxcars. Written by
Her name is Natty Gann. Two thousand miles of danger separate her from her father. Only love, hope and courage can help her find him.
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[Harry has just hauled Natty into the boxcar, where she was dangling dangerously over the edge
You know, uh, you can get hurt that way.
I thought *that* one was a goner.
Little bits of blood and busted...
Leave the kid alone!
Referenced in Race to Witch Mountain