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A Girl of the Limberlost [Paperback]

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Item description for A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton Porter...

A Girl of the Limberlost (1909) by Gene Stratton Porter is the story of a poor Indiana girl Elnora Comstock who lives with her emotionally abusive mother, a stern heartless widow, at the edge of the Limberlost Swamp.

Elnora attends school against her mother's wishes, fighting every inch of the way for her dream of an education, and collects and sells moths and other rare biological specimens from the swamp to pay for her schooling, books, and bare necessities. At first a laughingstock of her fellow students, Elnora persists against unfair odds, and asserts her true self.

A wonderful turn-of-the-century novel of discovery of identity, wonders of nature, friendship, family trust, love, and the process of growing up in the magical shadow of the Limberlost.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   336
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   1.05 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 5, 2006
Publisher   Norilana Books
ISBN  1934169315  
ISBN13  9781934169315  

Availability  109 units.
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More About Gene Stratton Porter

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Gene Stratton-Porter (1863 -1924) was an American author, amateur naturalist, wildlife photographer, and one of the earliest women to form a movie studio and production company. She wrote some best-selling novels and well-received columns in national magazines, such as McCalls. Her works were translated into several languages, including Braille, and Stratton-Porter was estimated to have 50 million readers around the world. She used her position and income as a well-known author to support conservation of Limberlost Swamp and other wetlands in the state of Indiana. Her novel A Girl of the Limberlost was adapted four times as a film, most recently in 1990 in a made-for-TV version.

Gene Stratton-Porter was born in 1863 and died in 1924.

Gene Stratton-Porter has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Dover Storybooks for Children
  2. Library of Indiana Classics (Paperback)

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So good my mom had to read it at the same time as me!  Feb 5, 2008
I started reading this book right after I got it.

My mom had looked it over and was wanting to read it too, so we both took turns reading chapters. It was funny because when I was reading, my mom would keep asking when I would be done with that chapter. She did not like waiting in suspence and neither did I. I stayed up past 2:00 in the morning just reading away. By the next day, both my mom and I had finished the book.

Now, about this book -- sixteen year old Elnora Comstock lives with her mother by the Limberlost swamp. Her mother does not like her because she believes that Elnora was the cause of her husband's death. Elnora earns her way through High School by collecting moths and other insects and nature things. Elnora lives patiently with her mother, hoping that Mrs. Comstock would someday show Elnora that she loves her. But dreams and all certainty were swept away when her mother steps on a beautiful Imperialis moth, which would have completed a collection that would have been worth $300. After Mrs. Comstock steps on the moth, she finally finds out the truth about her husband. Then motherly love is finally restored on Elnora.

I am not going to tell you how it ends, for that would spoil the fun in reading it. This book will definitely keep you reading!

This book is my favorite book! Anne of Green Gables used to be my favorite book, but this book, A Girl of the Limberlost is now my favorite. If you like Anne of Green Gables, you will adore A Girl of the Limberlost! Gene Stratton Porter makes you feel like you're right in the Limberlost with Elnora. You know that this book is really good if I stayed up past two reading it! I highly reccomend this book!! I hope that this review has been helpful for you. - P. Charles

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