Freckles

Freckles

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by Gene Stratton-Porter
     
 

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Focus on the Family Great Stories are riveting novels from the past for today's readers. Each book features the complete text and, in convenient footnotes, present-day definitions for older words. They also include in-depth introductions that shed light on the authors and the times in which they lived and discussion questions.

Into a majestic forest wanders an

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Focus on the Family Great Stories are riveting novels from the past for today's readers. Each book features the complete text and, in convenient footnotes, present-day definitions for older words. They also include in-depth introductions that shed light on the authors and the times in which they lived and discussion questions.

Into a majestic forest wanders an orphaned young man known only as "Freckles." Arriving at the logging camp of Mr. McLean, he persuades the man to give him a job guarding the prized lumber, though Freckles has only one hand. Despite harsh conditions, Freckles soon falls in love with the forest, as well as a beautiful young girl. But he wonders if she could ever love someone like him—crippled, with no family or identity. A surprising turn of events leads Freckles to discover his courage, as well as answers to his mysterious past. Freckles, part of the Focus on the Family Great Stories collection, remains an unforgettable story of love, courage, and adventure.

Introduction and Afterword by Joe Wheeler

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940025724865
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
458 KB

Meet the Author

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.

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Freckles 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Freckles was given to me at least 55 years ago by my grandmother, or aunt, I can't remember now. However, I just picked it up in the past few weeks and decided to read it, from my own library. What a wonderful time I had, discovering what I wish I had known 55 years ago!!! It is the most marvelous book I've read. I laughed and cried and celebrated with the characters in the book and realized how much can be learned by reading a seemingly small novel. I highly recommend this book to everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The descriptions of the swamp and life around the swamp (plants, birds, animals) was really enjoyable to read. I also really admired Angel and the way she treated Freckles. A touching story that is a definite must read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book while looking for something to teach high school freshmen. The social issues and the warm characters make this novel appropriate for teens and up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was first introduced to this author through Girl of the Limberlost. Many references were made to Freckles and I didn't know of him or his history. That was a fantastic book, so I ordered this and fell equally in love. The story has enough drama and emotion and humor to keep me thoroughly enchanted and the author transports me to another time and place through her language.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, my 96 year old grandfather said that this was his all time favorite book. It embodied a lot of what he taught me about growing up, morals and how to treat a job and a woman. Definatly a interesting read of an era that was long before my time. No space aliens, body invaders or vampires, no blood lust or carnage. A feel good book, that tries to set moral examples, and leaves you knowing the boy who lives right, will end up with the right girl. Written so your average 8th grader may be bored but will certianly get the message. i will keep it in my library and am looking for an original copy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Freckles' is a very touching story. It was interesting and thought provoking. The descriptions and explanations were beautifully done. The style of writing was reminicent of past times. A delightful read for everyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wholesome story that takes you back to a different time where integrity and hard, honest work are valued. A great book by a wonderful author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Does he learn about his mom & dad?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unlike some of you i wasn't introduced to this book by my grandfather or aunt, i read it for a book club and fell in love! I love all the detail and how its clean and very enjoyable, unlike most books nowadays. My favorate part would have to be that in all this book and the next book they never say the angles name.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I first read this book when I was in the 7th grade. I'm now 58. I came across it by accident in the school library. I fell in love with the book and never forgot it. I was delighted to find it again, available to read on my nook, and enjoyed it just as much as I did the first time. The story is charming, and moving, and the hero, Freckles, will win you over and touch your heart. The author really takes you to the beautiful and awesome Limberlost, where most of the story takes place. The other characters are very fine, except for the villains who are well-drawn, thus appropriately frightening. I recommend Freckles to readers young and old.
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This 371 page free book was published in 1904. I enjoyed this book very much. It did seem very dated. It is a very sweet, clean book, without any adult themes. Not even a single curse word. There is some rather minor violence, a rattlesnake bite and a logging accident. This book did have some pathos and at times was emotional. The formatting of this book did not transfer correctly into e- book form. This really messed up the spelling, punctutation and everything else which could be messed up. Which is a shame. The book was still readable and enjoyable. At the time this book was published, books were properly edited. I found it astounding that the author of this book has written and had published over 500 books and stories. Type writters were new inventions and very expensive. There is a good chance, all his work was hand written, checked, rechecked and written over and over again.much more labor intensive with pen and paper, then today's computers. This book could be read by thirteen year olds. It is a work of fiction, with a dab of mystery, an iota of romance and lots of morality ( not preaching or religion) and the value of love and friendship. There is a sequal, "GIRL OF YHE LIMBERLOST" and possibly a third, The title was simulair, but there was no overview provided. If you love classic movies, you will enjoy this book. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the story, the characters and the writing style. BUT, whoever transcribed this into an ebook should be shot, then fired asap! Worst job ever. Made the whole book extremely hard to read. There is no way I would have read this if I hadn't loved the story so much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good book, but too many typos. Was very hard for me to read. But it was interesting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are no typos what-so-ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hard to read because of typos
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Bad spelling and puncuation
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Alice Dobrowolski More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!