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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 ...

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Overview

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

Orphaned and maimed, Freckles' bitterness about his fate is lessened when he is hired to guard a stretch of lumber in the wild Limberlost, and, after meeting the beautiful "Swamp Angel," he determines to find out about his past.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253203632
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1986
  • Series: Library of Indiana Classics Series
  • Edition description: 1st Midland Book ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 434,268
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.93 (d)

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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Table of Contents

I Wherein Great Risks Are Taken and the Limberlost Guard Is Hired 1
II Wherein Freckles Proves His Mettle and Finds Friends 25
III Wherein a Feather Falls and a Soul Is Born 51
IV Wherein Freckles Faces Trouble Bravely and Opens the Way for New Experiences 93
V Wherein an Angel Materializes and a Man Worships 157
VI Wherein a Fight Occurs and Women Shoot Straight 189
VII Wherein Freckles Wins Honor and Finds a Footprint on the Trail 217
VIII Wherein Freckles Meets a Man of Affairs and Loses Nothing by the Encounter 233
IX Wherein the Limberlost Falls upon Mrs. Duncan and Freckles Comes to the Rescue 265
X Wherein Freckles Strives Mightily and the Swamp Angel Rewards Him 281
XI Wherein the Butterflies Go on a Spree and Freckles Informs the Bird Woman 299
XII Wherein Black Jack Captures Freckles and the Angel Captures Jack 321
XIII Wherein the Angel Releases Freckles, and the Curse of Black Jack Falls upon Her 359
XIV Wherein Freckles Nurses a Heartache and Black Jack Drops Out 389
XV Wherein Freckles and the Angel Try Taking a Picture, and Little Chicken Furnishes the Subject 419
XVI Wherein the Angel Locates a Rare Tree and Dines with the Gang 439
XVII Wherein Freckles Offers His Life for His Love and Gets a Broken Body 463
XVIII Wherein Freckles Refuses Love Without Knowledge of Honorable Birth, and the Angel Goes in Quest of it 495
XIX Wherein Freckles Finds His Birthright and the Angel Loses Her Heart 533
XX Wherein Freckles Returns to the Limberlost, and Lord O'More Sails for Ireland Without Him 559
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2003

    Life-changing and thought provoking discovery

    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.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2005

    Really Good

    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!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2010

    light read

    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.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2001

    Moving and Thought Provoking

    '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!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2000

    Highly Reccommended for all ages!

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    Fantastic

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 7, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    THIS BOOK

    has and definitely will not ever be my favorite book. The only thing good about this book was the end, and thats because everything turned out well. This book has been a struggle for me the whole two months it has taken me to read it. I would have been done a long time ago had it been remotely interesting, or had a climax somewhere other than 50 pages from the end. It was the most ridiculous book and i never plan on reading it again or borrowing it to a friend, for surely i would lose that friendship over the terribleness of this book. The main character Freckles, an orphaned boy with only one hand, is a oddly good person. Nothing is wrong with him. He is strong mentally and physically, everyone loves him and everything good comes his way. Its so utterly uneventful. All of the characters are good and well liked and nothing happens in the book whatsoever. I was never at the edge of my seat. Iam very dissapointed with the book. I expected more.

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Highly recommend this wonderful story.

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2012

    ??????????

    Does he learn about his mom & dad?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2012

    Love this book!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2014

    Good

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2013

    Help

    I could'nt even read it!!!!! I did'nt know what was hapening and it was stupid, lots of typos..... Very hard to read. I reccomend NOT getting it. I ended up deleting it.... Hey, I need suggestion on what to read if u hav any title ur comment dear chick who needs help

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2013

    Would be 5 stars if not a zillion typos!!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2013

    Okaay

    It was a good book, but too many typos. Was very hard for me to read. But it was interesting

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    NO TYPOS

    There are no typos what-so-ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    Suckef Sucked

    ????????

    Dont get it

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    Hard

    Hard to read because of typos

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    ??????????

    What???????????????!!!!!!!!!!:WAT IZ DIS 'BOUT?????????-
    ???????????????????????IDK WAT DIS IZ ABOUT

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    um....aj here!!!

    Bad spelling and puncuation

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2011

    Typos EVERYWHERE

    In spite of the awful typos i really liked this sweet book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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