Item description for Laddie, A True Blue Story by Gene Stratton Porter...
Laddie, A True Blue Story (1913) by Gene Stratton Porter is a wonderful and semi-autobiographical novel of siblings, family bonds, struggles and loves, learning and nature, and the complex joys of growing up in the country at the turn of the past century.
Little Sister tells us the story of her brother Laddie, and the whole family is glimpsed through her loving eyes.
A classic uplifting tale of self-discovery for all ages.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 1" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date Jan 21, 2007
Publisher Norilana Books
ISBN 1934169498 ISBN13 9781934169490
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More About Gene Stratton Porter
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.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Laddie, A True Blue Story?
A Dear Story May 23, 2008
I bought this book at a used book sale because it was old. I did not know of the book or the author. I began to read it with interest to see what was between these pages - I was not disappointed. I loved the story as told by the young girl. What a delight she was. She almost became real in my mind and I was sorry to find the book ending. I will try to read more of this author.
A little known diamond in the rough Apr 20, 2008
I'd never heard of or read Laddie until I reached 39 yrs of age, and though it seems it was written for youth I can think of many adults that would benefit from taking in such earnest literature. The cynical part of me wants to call this book dated, but in truth I find the story's lack of modern day cynicism refreshing. Enjoy this hidden jewel.
Will read over and over Mar 11, 2008
I loved this book. What a great example of good old-fashioned character and family values. My family and I love these kind of books for family reading time. What a great way to teach character.
The best novel of my childhood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dec 3, 2006
By far the author of Laddie (Straton-Porter) is an outstanding story teller. Its warm, entertaining, one of the best books anyone could ever read for themselves or to their young children!!! In my life, this is one book I'm VERY GLAD I READ!!!!!!!
On the reading list for Mentors Oct 15, 2005
I chose this classic to read because it was listed as a "must-read" in the book A Thomas Jefferson Education to help parents and teachers learn how to mentor their children through reading of the Classics. I haven't yet finished it, but every spare minute I have (which is hard with three toddlers in the house!), I'm devoting to find out Little Sister's next adventure. I can't wait to see what happens with the Princess and Laddie, and am so glad when things go well for the family.
So vivid a story, I am pleased to be reading this as an adult. Somehow I wasn't required to read it in public school growing up, and therefore just didn't.