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A Girl of the Limberlost

By Gene Stratton-Porter
  • ISBN Code: : 1513288075
  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Pages : 298
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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  • Pdf : a-girl-of-the-limberlost.pdf

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A Girl of the Limberlost (1909) is a novel by Gene Stratton-Porter. An immediate bestseller, A Girl of the Limberlost—her fourth novel—established Stratton-Porter’s reputation as a leading naturalist and writer of the American Midwest. Written for children and adults alike, A Girl of the Limberlost is a classic tale of struggle and survival set in one of Indiana’s iconic wilderness regions. Elnora Comstock has always felt different. Raised on the edge of the vast Limberlost Swamp, her life is forever associated with the death of her father, who drowned in quicksand while her mother Katharine was going into labor. Despite this tragedy, her mother has maintained a reverence for the swamp, refusing to sell their land for timber or mineral rights like most of her neighbors have done. Now a teenager, Elnora struggles to connect with other high schoolers, most of whom are unaccustomed to the rhythms of the natural world. Mired in poverty, she refuses to give up, soon excelling in her classes and becoming an accomplished violinist. Nevertheless, she still feels she must prove herself to her mother, who remains stuck in the past. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Gene Stratton-Porter’s A Girl of the Limberlost is a classic work of American literature reimagined for modern readers.

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Laddie

By Gene Stratton-Porter
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Book Code : 8726553120
  • Total of Pages : 313
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 478
  • Pdf File: laddie.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Laddie" is Gene Stratton-Porter’s most autobiographical novel, and is titled after her brother, who drowned as a teenager. It is the story of Pamela Pryor and Laddie Stranton. Whilst she is rich, Laddie is but a poor farm boy. Her father opposes the match, and Pamela tries her best to change his mind. This classic romance mixes pastoral childhood, beautiful nature, and heartbreak. It was adapted to the silver screen three times: in 1926, 1935, and 1940. Gene Stratton-Porter (1863-1924) was an American writer, wildlife photographer, naturalist, and one of the first women to form a movie studio and production company. She wrote for several national magazines in the United States, and many of her novels went on to become bestsellers and have been widely translated. She used her position and income to support the conservation of Limberlost Swamp and other wetland areas in the state of Indiana. She is remembered for novels such as "Freckles," "Laddie," and "Michael O’Halloran." Her novel "A Girl of the Limberlost" was adapted four times as a film, most recently in 1990 in a made-for-TV version. Her "The Keeper of the Bees" has also been adapted four times to the silver screen.

Laddie

By Gene Stratton-Porter
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1625586965
  • Total of Pages : 349
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 627
  • Pdf File: laddie.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This charming story is told by "Little Sister," a young girl who loves to learn but has no patience with schools. Her ideal classroom is nature itself. Join her as she learns about the world and her place in it.

Laddie

By Gene Stratton-Porter
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Book Code : 1775561712
  • Total of Pages : 503
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 505
  • Pdf File: laddie.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Is it possible for two people who have grown up in completely different worlds to bridge the circumstances that divide them and create something better than either of them could ever have imagined? That's what the couple at the center of the dazzlingly romantic novel Laddie manage to pull off. A life-changing read, this is a novel whose lessons will stick with you long after you've finished the last page.

Freckles & A Girl of the Limberlost

By Gene Stratton-Porter
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : EAN:4057664557506
  • Total of Pages : 530
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 302
  • Pdf File: freckles-a-girl-of-the-limberlost.pdf

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Freckles & A Girl of the Limberlost are set in the Limberlost Swamp area of Indiana and describe this impressive wetland region, greatly reduced by heavy logging, natural oil extraction and drainage for agriculture. "Freckles" is an adult orphan, with bright red hair and a freckled complexion. His right hand is missing at the wrist, and has been since before he can remember. Exhausted after days of walking and looking like a hobo, he applies for a job with a lumber company in the Limberlost Swamp. Freckles gets hired by owner McLean to be on the watch for those who steal the timber. McLean's chief worry is Black Jack Carter, who has sworn to smuggle several priceless trees out of the swamp. When a recently fired lumberman named Wessner tries to bribe Freckles so the Black Jack's gang of thieves steal a prime tree next to the trail, Freckles gets into a fist fight with him and, although severely pummeled, chases him off. The next afternoon, while Freckles is recovering from beating, a lovely girl appears looking for him. Freckles falls in love with her while she helps him recover. She becomes his guardian angel as the Black Jack's gang seeks revenge. "A Girl of the Limberlost" – Elnora Comstock, is an impoverished young woman who lives with her widowed mother, Katharine, on the edge of the Limberlost. Elnora faces cold neglect by her mother, a woman who feels ruined by the death of her husband, Robert Comstock, who drowned in quicksand in the swamp. The Comstocks make money by selling eggs and other farm products, but Mrs. Comstock refuses to cut down a single tree in the forest, or to delve for oil. Elnora is beginning high school and she is determined to earn an education. She has a valuable specimens box which her friend Freckles left for her, and a desire to succeed in her enterprising scheme to gather and sell artifacts and moths from the Limberlost. Elnora is smart and witty; her heart aches for returned love and for support of her disapproving mother.

The Harvester

By Gene Stratton-Porter
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Book Code : 384964880X
  • Total of Pages : 604
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 832
  • Pdf File: the-harvester.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Mrs. Gene Stratton-Porter's novel is an illustration of the harmony and intimacy which does rightly exist between a man and a forest. In ' The Harvester ' she has not only dramatized, but proved the purifying and preservative forces that are always present and predominant in such a situation. This is why the story is so popular. It is utterly simple, nothing in the plot to appeal to morbid interest or curiosity. We really prefer what is good and clean in man and in nature if we can get it portrayed in fiction.

The Song of the Cardinal

By Gene Stratton-Porter
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Book Code : 3849648613
  • Total of Pages : 133
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 449
  • Pdf File: the-song-of-the-cardinal.pdf

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"The Song of the Cardinal" is a fascinating story of the life of a redbird, or Kentucky cardinal, as it is popularly called, who is born in the valley of the Wabash. The author possesses the soul of an artist and a poet, which enables her to invest the story with the charm of a rich and vivid imagination; while her knowledge of the habits and peculiarities of the redbird and the love she feels for the cardinal family impart a living interest to her work that makes the reader enter into the joys and tribulations, the triumphs, failures, and final victory of the hero, with much the same personal interest one feels in the leading figures of a well-told romance of life. Into the web and woof of the story the author has also woven a beautiful picture of an old man and woman who through the song and the presence of the cardinal are brought again into the loving, sympathetic nearness to each other that marked the golden days of their early married life.

The Keeper of the Bees

By Stratton-Porter G.
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5521057366
  • Total of Pages : 505
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 640
  • Pdf File: the-keeper-of-the-bees.pdf

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Джин Страттон-Портер – известная американская писательница начала XX века, чьи произведения продолжают покорять читателей во всём мире. «Пчеловод» - одно из самых известных и успешно экранизированных произведений, повествующее о судьбы израненного ветерана войны Джеймса Льюиса Макфарлана. Волею судеб он становится наследником пасеки и пытается обрести мирную и тихую жизнь заново... Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!

Gene Stratton-Porter Collection: A Girl of the Limberlost, Freckles, Laddie, The Harvester, A Daughter of the Land, At the Foot of the Rainbow, Her Fatther's Daughter, Michale O'Halloran

By Gene Stratton-Porter
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • Book Code : 1681958163
  • Total of Pages : 2263
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 900
  • Pdf File: gene-stratton-porter-collection.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Romances of the Land from Gene Stratton-Porter This collection includes: A Girl of the Limberlost Freckles The Harvester A Daughter of the Land At the Foot of the Rainbow Her Father's Daughter Laddie: A True Blue Story Michael O'Halloran

Ruined By Reading

By Lynne Sharon Schwartz
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Book Code : 0807071005
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 210
  • Pdf File: ruined-by-reading.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Los Angeles Times Book Review Best Book of 1996 'Without books how could I have become myself?' In this wonderfully written meditation, Lynne Sharon Schwartz offers deeply felt insight into why we read and how what we read shapes our lives. An enchanting celebration of the printed word. From the Trade Paperback edition.

At the Foot of the Rainbow

By Gene Stratton-Porter,Sheba Blake
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sheba Blake Publishing
  • Book Code : 3986772588
  • Total of Pages : 118
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 633
  • Pdf File: at-the-foot-of-the-rainbow.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Beloved American author Gene Stratton-Porter was one of the first influential female figures to raise awareness about the importance of conservation. Like many of her novels, At the Foot of the Rainbow takes place in a beautiful outdoor setting against which a complex human drama unfolds. Will this strange love triangle come to a happy conclusion, or will it implode in tragedy?

The Essential Gene Stratton-Porter Collection

By Gene Stratton-Porter
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Book Code : 1456614096
  • Total of Pages : 5745
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 872
  • Pdf File: the-essential-gene-stratton-porter-collection.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Compiled in one book, the essential collection of books by Gene Stratton-Porter At the Foot of the Rainbow A Daughter of the Land Freckles A Girl Of The Limberlost The Harvester Her Father's Daughter Laddie Michael O'Halloran Moths of the Limberlost The Song of the Cardinal

Moths of the Limberlost: A Book About Limberlost Cabin

By Gene Stratton-Porter
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : EAN:8596547035886
  • Total of Pages : 122
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 839
  • Pdf File: moths-of-the-limberlost.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The book holds a captivating interpretation of some of the author's experiences as a naturalist living near The Limberlost, a forested wetland in north-eastern Michigan, North America. Gene Stratton-Porter's "Moths of the Limberlost" is a must-have for nature lovers all around the world because of her skillful explanations of moths and sharp observation about nature and life in general. Porter writes about the moths with contagious zeal. There are many personal, elaborate accounts of discovering and breeding different species in the book. Gene Stratton-Porter (1863 - 1924) was an American naturalist, photographer, and author. She is well known for being one of the first ever women to start a movie production company. While residing in Geneva, Stratton-Porter spent much time exploring, observing nature, sketching, and making photographs at the Limberlost Swamp. She also began writing stories and books and books about nature; Moths of the Limberlost was of them. The Limberlost swamp was the setting for two of her most popular novels, Freckles (1904) and A Girl of the Limberlost (1909).

Native American Tales and Legends

By Allan A. Macfarlan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Book Code : 0486114317
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 176
  • Pdf File: native-american-tales-and-legends.pdf

Book Short Summary:

More than 30 stories, including creation myths, hero tales, trickster stories, as well as tales of little people, giants, and monsters, and of magic, enchantment, sorcery, and the spirit world.

The Beloved Children's Book Classics of Gene Stratton-Porter

By Gene Stratton-Porter
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : EAN:4057664557520
  • Total of Pages : 2661
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-beloved-children-s-book-classics-of-gene-stratton-porter.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This carefully crafted ebook collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Freckles A Girl of the Limberlost Laddie The Harvester Michael O'Halloran A Daughter of the Land At the Foot of the Rainbow Her Father's Daughter The White Flag The Song of the Cardinal The Fire Bird

Barkskins

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1476771820
  • Total of Pages : 736
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 735
  • Pdf File: barkskins.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Now a television mini-series airing on National Geographic May 2020! A Washington Post Best Book of the Year & a New York Times Notable Book From the Pulitzer Prize–­­winning author of The Shipping News and “Brokeback Mountain,” comes the New York Times bestselling epic about the demise of the world’s forests: “Barkskins is grand entertainment in the tradition of Dickens and Tolstoy…the crowning achievement of Annie Proulx’s distinguished career, but also perhaps the greatest environmental novel ever written” (San Francisco Chronicle). In the late seventeenth century two young Frenchmen, René Sel and Charles Duquet, arrive in New France. Bound to a feudal lord for three years in exchange for land, they become wood-cutters—barkskins. René suffers extraordinary hardship, oppressed by the forest he is charged with clearing. He is forced to marry a native woman and their descendants live trapped between two cultures. But Duquet runs away, becomes a fur trader, then sets up a timber business. Annie Proulx tells the stories of the descendants of Sel and Duquet over three hundred years—their travels across North America, to Europe, China, and New Zealand—the revenge of rivals, accidents, pestilence, Indian attacks, and cultural annihilation. Over and over, they seize what they can of a presumed infinite resource, leaving the modern-day characters face to face with possible ecological collapse. “A stunning, bracing, full-tilt ride through three hundred years of US and Canadian history…with the type of full-immersion plot that keeps you curled in your chair, reluctant to stop reading” (Elle), Barkskins showcases Proulx’s inimitable genius of creating characters who are so vivid that we follow them with fierce attention. “This is Proulx at the height of her powers as an irreplaceable American voice” (Entertainment Weekly, Grade A), and Barkskins “is an awesome monument of a book” (The Washington Post)—“the masterpiece she was meant to write” (The Boston Globe). As Anthony Doerr says, “This magnificent novel possesses the dark humor of The Shipping News and the social awareness of ‘Brokeback Mountain.’”

Two Truths and a Lie

By Ellen McGarrahan
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 0812998677
  • Total of Pages : 385
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 932
  • Pdf File: two-truths-and-a-lie.pdf

Book Short Summary:

EDGAR AWARD FINALIST • A private investigator revisits the case that has haunted her for decades and sets out on a deeply personal quest to sort truth from lies. CLUE AWARD FINALIST • “[A] haunting memoir, which also unfolds as a gripping true-crime narrative . . . This is a powerful, unsettling story, told with bracing honesty and skill.”—The Washington Post A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice • One of Marie Claire’s Ten Best True Crime Books of the Year Ellen McGarrahan was a young journalist for The Miami Herald in 1990 when she witnessed the botched execution of convicted killer Jesse Tafero: flames and smoke and three jolts of the electric chair. When evidence later emerged casting doubt on Tafero’s guilt, McGarrahan found herself haunted by his fiery death. Had she witnessed the execution of an innocent man? Decades later, McGarrahan, now a successful private investigator, is still gripped by the mystery and infamy of the Tafero case, and decides she must investigate it herself. Her quest will take her around the world and deep into the harrowing heart of obsession, and as questions of guilt and innocence become more complex, McGarrahan discovers she is not alone in her need for closure. For whenever a human life is taken by violence, the reckoning is long and difficult for all. A rare and vivid account of a private investigator’s real life and a classic true-crime tale, Two Truths and a Lie is ultimately a profound meditation on truth, grief, complicity, and justice.

Riley Child-Rhymes

By James Whitcomb Riley
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  • Total of Pages : 184
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Book Short Summary:

A collection of beautiful poems for children.

Digital Revolutionaries

By Steve Lohr
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  • Publisher : Flash Point
  • Book Code : 1429946288
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Members : 848
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In the beginning, there was the computer. And it was big. As big as a room. Sometimes as big as a house. Early computers required teams of white-coated scientists to keep them running, yet one of those giant behemoths could not match the computing power of a single microchip today. From the first massive computers to today's nanotechnology, DIGITAL REVOLUTIONARIES offers a guided tour of the history of computers and a celebration of the human ingenuity that led the world from ENIAC to iMAC.

A Daughter of the Land

By Gene Stratton-Porter,Sheba Blake
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  • Publisher : Sheba Blake Publishing Corporation
  • Book Code : 3986777881
  • Total of Pages : 243
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 519
  • Pdf File: a-daughter-of-the-land.pdf

Book Short Summary:

If you loved Gene Stratton-Porter's A Girl of the Limberlost, be sure to add her later novel A Daughter of the Land to your reading list. The family that serves as the focus of the novel isn't perfect, but they manage to fix their foibles and come together to make something beautiful and lasting. It's an engaging read for anyone who's ever fantasized about leaving city life behind and living off the land.

A Daughter of the Land

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Kate Bates is the youngest of sixteen children. Daughter of a rich but miserly and controlling father she defies his plans for her and leaves home at eighteen, looking to make her own way in life and find a man, a farm and a family. Living in a man's world, Kate is more than ready to do a man's work in order to achieve her dreams. She becomes a teacher but doesn't give up the ambition to own and run a farm. Kate is courted by two gentlemen and, as she marries one, her life seems to be heading the right way. However, one after another disaster plagues Kate and her family testing her unbreakable will, but she continues to plough through, never losing her determination to live her life her own way.

A Daughter of the Land

By Gene Stratton-Porter
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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Book Code : 1775561720
  • Total of Pages : 425
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: a-daughter-of-the-land.pdf

Book Short Summary:

If you loved Gene Stratton-Porter's A Girl of the Limberlost, be sure to add her later novel A Daughter of the Land to your reading list. The family that serves as the focus of the novel isn't perfect, but they manage to fix their foibles and come together to make something beautiful and lasting. It's an engaging read for anyone who's ever fantasized about leaving city life behind and living off the land.

The White Flag

By Gene Stratton-Porter
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : EAN:8596547178163
  • Total of Pages : 331
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-white-flag.pdf

Book Short Summary:

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The White Flag" by Gene Stratton-Porter. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Freckles from the Marvelous Forest

By Gene Stratton-Porter
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  • Book Code : EAN:4057664557513
  • Total of Pages : 2661
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Book Short Summary:

This meticulously edited Stratton-Porter collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Freckles A Girl of the Limberlost Laddie The Harvester Michael O'Halloran A Daughter of the Land At the Foot of the Rainbow Her Father's Daughter The White Flag The Song of the Cardinal The Fire Bird

Story of a Girl

By Sara Zarr
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 9780316029179
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 921
  • Pdf File: story-of-a-girl.pdf

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Now a movie on Lifetime! I was thirteen when my dad caught me with Tommy Webber in the back of Tommy's Buick, parked next to the old Chart House down in Montara at eleven o'clock on a Tuesday night. Tommy was seventeen and the supposed friend of my brother, Darren. I didn't love him. I'm not sure I even liked him. In a moment, Deanna Lambert's teenage life is changed forever. Struggling to overcome the lasting repercussions and the stifling role of "school slut," Deanna longs to escape a life defined by her past. With subtle grace, complicated wisdom, and striking emotion, Story of a Girl reminds us of our human capacity for resilience, epiphany, and redemption.

Minnie's Sacrifice

By Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
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  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Book Code : 1513276735
  • Total of Pages : 86
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 349
  • Pdf File: minnie-s-sacrifice.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Minnie’s Sacrifice (1869) is a novel by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper. Originally serialized in the Christian Recorder, Minnie’s Sacrifice is a rediscovered work of fiction from one of nineteenth century America’s most prominent black writers and activists. The novel, which addresses such themes as miscegenation, passing, and the institutionalized rape of enslaved women, is a vastly underappreciated work that repurposes the story of Moses to tell a tale with a powerful political message. On a plantation in the American South, a slave named Miriam mourns the untimely death of her only daughter. Agnes, who succumbed while giving birth to a baby boy in their cabin at the edge of Mr. Le Croix’s property, left her son in her mother’s care. Visiting Miriam’s cabin later that day, Camilla, the master’s daughter, discovers a blond-haired, blue-eyed boy. Bringing this to the attention of her father, Camilla proposes that the boy be sent away from the plantation to be brought up as white. Unable to accept that the boy should be considered a slave, Camilla begs her father to take the child north, all the while failing to connect her own father to the boy’s birth. After brief contemplation, he nervously consents to her plan, but for all her cunning and bravery, Camilla is entirely unprepared for what her merciful endeavor will reveal. Minnie’s Sacrifice, by an author who inspired Zora Neale Hurston and Ida B. Wells, is a groundbreaking work of African American fiction and a definitive masterpiece from Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, a pioneer in her craft. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper’s Minnie’s Sacrifice is a classic of African American literature reimagined for modern readers.

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  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Book Code : 0759520127
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 345
  • Pdf File: wish-you-well.pdf

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Following a family tragedy, siblings Lou and Oz must leave New York and adjust to life in the Virginia mountains--but just as the farm begins to feel like home, they'll have to defend it from a dark threat in this New York Times bestselling coming-of-age story. Precocious twelve-year-old Louisa Mae Cardinal lives in the hectic New York City of 1940 with her family. Then tragedy strikes--and Lou and her younger brother, Oz, must go with their invalid mother to live on their great-grandmother's farm in the Virginia mountains. Suddenly Lou finds herself growing up in a new landscape, making her first true friend, and experiencing adventures tragic, comic, and audacious. When a dark, destructive force encroaches on her new home, her struggle will play out in a crowded Virginia courtroom...and determine the future of two children, an entire town, and the mountains they love.

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062747827
  • Total of Pages : 368
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  • Pdf File: other-words-for-home.pdf

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New York Times bestseller and Newbery Honor Book! A gorgeously written, hopeful middle grade novel in verse about a young girl who must leave Syria to move to the United States, perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Aisha Saeed. Jude never thought she’d be leaving her beloved older brother and father behind, all the way across the ocean in Syria. But when things in her hometown start becoming volatile, Jude and her mother are sent to live in Cincinnati with relatives. At first, everything in America seems too fast and too loud. The American movies that Jude has always loved haven’t quite prepared her for starting school in the US—and her new label of “Middle Eastern,” an identity she’s never known before. But this life also brings unexpected surprises—there are new friends, a whole new family, and a school musical that Jude might just try out for. Maybe America, too, is a place where Jude can be seen as she really is. This lyrical, life-affirming story is about losing and finding home and, most importantly, finding yourself.

Fast as the Wind

By Nat Gould
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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Book Code : 1775457508
  • Total of Pages : 238
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 847
  • Pdf File: fast-as-the-wind.pdf

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Horse lovers and action-adventure fans alike will delight in this fast-paced tale from British novelist and journalist Nat Gould. As a lifetime fan of horse racing who covered the sport for a variety of publications throughout the entirety of his career, Gould packs Fast as the Wind with the kind of expert detail that knowledgeable connoisseurs will appreciate.

Freckles

By Gene Stratton-Porter
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  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • Book Code : 1681950073
  • Total of Pages : 189
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 902
  • Pdf File: freckles.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A young m finds more than he ever expected in the beautiful wilds of the Limberlost “He only knew that he had lived up to his best impulse, and that is all any one can do.” ― Gene Stratton-Porter, Freckles Freckles by Gene Stratton-Porter is a lovely novel about a young man who takes a job as a security guard of timberland in the Limberlost swamp. Freckles was orphaned at a young age in Chicago but discovers the love of a father and meets a woman who will change his life forever. A perfect companion to A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0735219117
  • Total of Pages : 386
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 659
  • Pdf File: where-the-crawdads-sing.pdf

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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE—The #1 New York Times bestselling worldwide sensation with more than 15 million copies sold, hailed by The New York Times Book Review as “a painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature.” For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life—until the unthinkable happens. Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

Wonder, Hope, Love, and Loss

By Gene Stratton-Porter
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 163220942X
  • Total of Pages : 784
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 246
  • Pdf File: wonder-hope-love-and-loss.pdf

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Three classic stories for young adults about the wonder and power of our connections with nature and each other. Gene Stratton-Porter was a pioneer naturalist, wilderness advocate, and author. She wrote both fiction and nonfiction about the woods and swampland that she loved so much, and her tales of finding independence and courage through building a relationship with nature touched millions of readers both when she was writing and to this day. In Wonder, Hope, Love, and Loss: The Selected Novels of Gene Stratton-Porter, three of her most timeless classics are collected in one volume. A Girl of the Limberlost, Freckles, and The Harvester demonstrate the power of Stratton-Porter’s writing for young people as she explores how the natural world can provide not just a means of sustenance, but also a source of strength in the face of the world’s difficulties and, ultimately, a place where you can be true to yourself. In both A Girl of the Limberlost and Freckles, we see young Elnora Cornstock and an orphan boy known only as Freckles develop a love of Limberlost Swamp, using it to gain independence and find true connections with others. Taking place in the woodlands of the Midwest, The Harvester tells the story of a young man who lives on his own and who heals an ill girl. In each book, nature is a powerful force that helps the characters deal with the pain of their pasts and the uncertainty of the present. With a foreword by award-winning essayist Scott Russell Sanders, Wonder, Hope, Love, and Loss: The Selected Novels of Gene Stratton-Porter brings together three classic novels that deserve a place on any young adult’s bookshelf. Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.