Gene Stratton-Porter (August 17, 1863 – December 6, 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.
Michael O'Halloranby Gene Stratton-Porter, Frances Rogers
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This early 20th-century classic chronicles the adventures of an orphaned newspaper boy in his "hand-to-hand scuffle" with life in a midwestern metropolis. It follows Micheal a newsboy and Peaches the ragged crippled orphan girl he takes under his wing. Also in the book there are several different couples working through their relationships to each other and life, learning to deal with selfishness and the rush of the modern age. You will enjoy each of the characters' journey of discovery of themselves and the world around them. Gene Stratton-Porter's faith in the healing power of nature is also apparent, in a lovingly depicted tamarack swamp set near the city.
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Mickey is a class act. This book, although sappy in places is great and though it is nearly set at the turn of the last century the observances of human nature and how to live life are square on the mark. Buy it, read it and live it.