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Posted November 24, 2009
Marvelous Memoir of a Childhood
Anne Ellis tells her own story in the voice/ language of her childhood days. She and her family, not without flaws, came to live in the Colorado mining camps of the earliest days of the 20th century.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The tale is warm, heart-breaking, and colorful. You can feel the cold of cabin life. The rough, risky life of mining is not glossed over, and to see these images through the eyes of a child is most dramatic. This is NOT Little House on the Prairie.
I highly recommend this book, not just for history fans, but for those who enjoy memoir. I also think 'Tweens might like this story of challenge and overcoming the odds.