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  1. I have this on my shelf (as well as Freckles) and can’t wait to read both of them one of these days. Thanks for the review … I have had so many people tell me that these are great books, but just haven’t slowed down long enough to open them. 🙂

  2. Wonderful review, Amy. And thanks for the reminder! I read this to my oldest two many years ago, and I need to remember to put this title on the list for my other three kids.

    I haven’t read it in quite a while, but my lingering feelings about this story are so warm and nostalgic. It’s a very special book that is enjoyable on a number of levels.

  3. I have heard many positive and lovely things about this book but I have never read it myself! I really ought to because I speculate I would adore it. Thanks for your review (and the reminder)!

  4. Children/YA is all good. I’m glad that you got an unexpected treat!

    I have heard of a few of Stratton-Porter’s works via the blogosphere but haven’t read anything yet. This review is a great encouragement.

  5. glutenfree4goofs

    I love the “look” of the book! Old and delicious, I can almost smell the pages 🙂 Ya, I’m creepy that way 🙂 I cant wait to read it now!

  6. Hi, I found you with a Google Alert based on Gene Stratton-Porter. Here’s a link to the Indiana State Historic Site at her Cabin in Wildflower Woods. The gift shop sells most of her books in case someone wants to order one via phone or email. (We’re too small for online sales.) If anyone is near northern Indiana, come visit the historic sites and restoration of the Limberlost Swamp.
    http://www.indianamuseum.org/sites/gene.html

  7. Well, speaking as a dad, Girl of the Limberlost sounds more like something for my older girl than me. That’s not why I’m commenting, though. You mention Handbook of Nature Study, though. I paged through the table of contents at Amazon from your link and this looks like it might be terrific. Do you have this or have you read it? Is it as good as the contents make it look? I went online at my area library and I’d be 9th in line to get this if I tried to order it, so it seems to have a reputation, even if it’s 90 years since print!

  8. I ended up really enjoying this book as well–for the same reasons you did (the focus on nature and self-directed learning). (Coming over from Carrie’s book club)

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