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eBook Freckles (Library of Indiana Classics) epub
  • ISBN: 0253203635
  • Author: Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: United States
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press; First Paperback Edition edition (March 22, 1986)
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • ePUB size: 1636 kb
  • FB2 size 1508 kb
  • Formats lrf mbr azw lit


The Keeper of the Bees (Library of Indiana Classics). Gene Stratton-Porter. Series: Library of Indiana Classics. Paperback: 368 pages.

The Keeper of the Bees (Library of Indiana Classics).

Gene Stratton-Porter returns us to her beloved Midwestern woodlands with a hero modeled after Henry David Thoreau. He and his wonderful. Our hero is a very interesting person who has been left alone in the world, but makes a very good living on the property left to him by his parents.

Series: Library of Indiana Classics. Paperback: 416 pages. Laddie: A True Blue Story by Gene Stratton Porter is one of the sweetest, funniest stories of family life my family has ever read. We read it once when my children were young, but the youngest didn't remember it, so I read it again with 5 teens, a tween, and a first-grader. We all loved it more the second time around-including my four teen boys. Paperback: 496 pages. As with most of Gene Stratton-Porter's stories, this one was over the top. To be clear, however, it was difficult reading in some ways

Series: Library of Indiana Classics. To be clear, however, it was difficult reading in some ways. The heroine, Elnora, is a self-starter, determined to make it in life.

The Keeper of the Bees (Library of Indiana Classics) Paperback. Freckles was the first one I chose to read since I couldn't resist a book with such a name

The Keeper of the Bees (Library of Indiana Classics) Paperback. Freckles was the first one I chose to read since I couldn't resist a book with such a name. Where in the wide world to begin? Freckles' character is very near "other-worldly" as most of this author's characters appear to be written.

Find nearly any book by Gene Stratton Porter. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. A Girl of the Limberlost. ISBN 9781482623796 (978-1-4826-2379-6) Softcover, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013.

Find nearly any book by Gene Stratton Porter (page 16). Gene Stratton-Porter: A Little Story of Her Life and Work. by Gene Stratton Porter. ISBN 9781434458735 (978-1-4344-5873-5) Softcover, Wildside Press, 2009.

Gene Stratton-Porter. Geneva Grace Stratton was born on a farm in Wabash County, Indiana in 1863. Freckles Library of Indiana Classics Series. In Freckles a homeless waif finds his deliverance in the primeval Limberlost swamp. Maimed and abandoned as an infant, Freckles seeks a chance to prove his worth. He is given that opportunity as the guard of the precious timber of the Limberlost. Stratton attended public schools. At an early age she roamed the countryside and developed a lively interest in nature and wildlife. In 1874 the family moved to the city of Wabash.

The young woman was Gene Stratton-Porter, who would brave the bogs, thickets, mosquitoes, and snakes for two decades, gathering impressions, and would write a series of books that carried the name of the Limberlost to millions of readers worldwide. A few of those books were natural history, chiefly about moths and birds, but most of them were novels, including the three immensely popular tales included in this volume.

Author(s): Gene Stratton-Porter. Freckles (Paperback). Published November 13th 2006 by Norilana Books. Author(s): Gene Stratton-Porter. Paperback, 236 pages. ISBN: 1934169331 (ISBN13: 9781934169339).

In Freckles a homeless waif finds his deliverance in the primeval Limberlost swamp. Maimed and abandoned as an infant, Freckles seeks a chance to prove his worth. He is given that opportunity as the guard of the precious timber of the Limberlost.

Comments: (7)
Dagdardana
Having been stuck in a reading slump as it relates to my usual historical romance novel reading, I was immensely pleased to find Gene Stratton-Porter's books. I have to figure out which of the reviewers I follow who led me to her books. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Freckles was the first one I chose to read since I couldn't resist a book with such a name.

Where in the wide world to begin? Freckles' character is very near "other-worldly" as most of this author's characters appear to be written. Fine by me, since I was sick and tired of reading about dissipated rakes of the first order. He is literally fascinating in that he was raised as an orphan after being found with his hand cut off along with a very bruised body as though someone had attempted to kill him from his infancy. Since he had no strong memories of his past, he always considered that he was unwanted and unloved but had the courage to simply moved forward with a positive attitude of always trying to do his best in all his endeavors.

When we are introduced to Freckles, he is a teen-ager, grown too old for the orphanage, then placed into the hands of a cruel taskmaster who was disappointed the orphanage had sent him a young man with only one hand. By the time we meet him, he has managed to escape and somehow winds up in what is known as the Limberlost - a wetlands region located in Indiana where he seeks employment with the Grand Rapids Lumber Company owned by Mr. McLean. Mr. McLean was indeed looking to hire a guard to protect a portion of the swamp while his men worked other areas downing trees and making lumber. He wanted a "hardy big fellow with a stout heart and a strong body." Obviously Freckles, in his weakened physical condition, hardly fits the bill.

But Freckles talks Mr. McLean into giving him a chance - an opportunity that will forever change his life for the better. Freckles is then on his way to a new life that will ultimately bring him joy, contentment and a relationship with all the wonderful inhabitants of the swamp. More importantly, he will eventually meet up with the Angel of the Swamp and the Bird Lady. These two ladies, along with Freckles' continuing relationship with Mr. McLean, will one day bring him full circle into the life he was born to live.

The amazing descriptions of the marshlands of the Limberlost and the creatures who lived there will serve to remind all of us what we have lost by allowing huge companies to come into these areas and do nothing but "take." I would probably never be described as a radical environmentalist but I do believe we must protect our lands to the best of our ability. After reading this book, I checked to see if Limberlost was a real place and was greatly relieved to learn that parts of these marshlands have been restored beginning in 1977.

A truly magical tale with characters that seem too good to be true. So what if they are! I know for a fact that real people have many of the characteristics displayed by the individuals in this book. Refreshing! Uplifting! Just what I have needed!
Onath
When I was a young girl, I stumbled upon The Girl of the Limberlost. It was a a beautiful story and it inspired my heart. It mentioned Freckles, the Angel, and the Bird Woman a lot. Like I was supposed to already have known about them and loved them.
So once I got older and bought my own Kindle subscription, I was tired of the several modern valueless stories I've been reading lately and looked for The Girl of the Limberlost. I was pleased to find Freckles was a recommended book!! Now I finally understand why the Limberlost characters loved him so much! And now I love him too!
A very wholesome read although I still think The Girl of the Limberlost is a bit better, if only because it has more character development and story. Still, Freckles is great and I highly recommend it!
Anardred
This book is engaging on several levels. In addition to many facts about the natural world and the mid-west USA at the turn of the last century, is a peek into early conservation efforts. One instinctively roots for Freckles as he strives to find his place in the world. He seeks to understand his bleak childhood, his injury, and his origins. His discovery of beauty in the swamp that so many others fear, parallels the beauty of character others see in him as he faithfully discharging his duties. The plot contains a few implausibilities and antiquated beliefs. Despite the main character having never met his parents, despite his growing up rather neglected in an institution, he inexplicably "reverts" to an Irish brogue or at least to an Irish turn of phrase. His choices intuitively lean towards squeaky clean with an inborn sense of honor; this implies that one's genetics - one's bloodline - determines one's character, overriding one's nurture or lack thereof. Nevertheless, the over-riding message of the healing powers of experiencing nature first hand along with Freckles' adventure in the Limberlost is a good read.
Vareyma
I read this book when about 8 or 9 years old and loved it. My grandmother was a librarian and often passed on books that were duplicates or not needed, not just classics like Little House on the Prairie, The Bobbsey Twins or the Oz books, but lesser-known works such as The Five Little Peppers and The Outdoor Girls.
Recently I came across a mention of Girl of the Limberlost, one I never read by Gene Stratton Porter. Maybe it was nostalgia, but I decided I wanted to read it and grabbed a copy of Freckles to reread first to reacquaint myself with that world.
The author was a conservationist and her writing reflects her love of the woods and swamp. The Limberlost is a real place in Indiana, mostly gone now. She evokes the feel of that world so well, the flowers, trees, animals, and especially the birds. Her descriptions are just lovely, though she's clever at showing the grimmer aspects of the swamp. Mrs. Duncan's misadventure contrasts well as a reminder with Freckle's daily walks with his 'chickens'.
This was also probably one of the first romances I read. The growing relationship between Freckles and Angel is sweet and pure. The book certainly harks back to a different time, in some ways simpler though there is evil in the story also. My young heart fell in love with the poor Irish orphan with one hand, and I'm not ashamed to admit some of those twinges still existed as I reread his story.
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