Freckles by Gene Stratton-Porter


By Gene Stratton-Porter
Level 11

“Freckles” is a nameless, one-armed orphan who is too old to live in the state home any longer. When he shows up at a logging camp, thin and ragged and looking for employment, the tough and rugged loggers immediately dismiss him. But the boss sees something special in Freckles and agrees to give him a job guarding a plot of valuable swampland rich in lumber. Determined to show his gratitude, Freckles risks life and limb to protect the trees and prove his worth to the boss. While fighting off rattlesnakes, thieves, and loneliness, his kindness and character touch the hearts of the people and animals he meets. In the middle of the Indiana Limberlost, will Freckles find the love and answers to his past that he has always been missing?

Freckles is more than an engaging, beautifully written story; it’s a book that makes you feel, makes you think, and makes you want to be a better person. We are grateful to offer a clean language version of this beautiful classic book.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region North America, United States, Indiana
Genre Historical Fiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
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  • 3.5 Entertainment Value
  • 5 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 5 Literary Value
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