Modern Era (1700-1950 A.D.)

Modern Era (1700-1950 A.D.)

Debbie Barnes, Trader
Though Debby Barnes rode, hunted, dressed and worked more like a boy than a 15-year-old girl, she never forgot her dead mother’s admonition to “never let yourself down,” and strove to live up to the family’s motto: “We live forever.” This meant speaking good English, watching over her frivolous...Read more
Copper Country Adventure
Sixteen-year-old Steve Harlow is on his own and nearly penniless in a remote area on the shores of Lake Superior—territory that is just now, in 1846, being developed for its copper riches. After leaving his widowed mother behind in Maine, Steve and his Uncle Mark had set off on the slow journey by...Read more
Canadian Summer
The large and growing Mitchell family, transferring their location to Montreal, can’t find a house to buy or rent. They settle, over Mother’s protests, for a remote, rickety summer house in the woods near a lake. The dangers, antics, quarrels, and fun which now unroll bring each member of the...Read more
The Switherby Pilgrims
Miss Arabella Braithewaite of Switherby knows there is no future for the ten orphans—a remarkable mix of genteel and working class children—she has gathered together in these years of England’s grim factory growth in the early 1820s. Her plan, quite outrageous in the eyes of most, is to take the...Read more
The Fairchild family is here again and this time, Bonnie is old enough to begin the great adventure—School! We join Bonnie in the excruciating anticipation of the first day, when she will wear her new dress, carry a first reader and slate, and-displaying nonchalance as she braves the swinging...Read more
A Day On Skates
2007 Commemorative edition. With this 1935 Newbery Honor book, author/illustrator Hilda van Stockum made her debut into the world of children’s books. Within its pages she adroitly captures Dutch life as it was in the early part of this century. Twins Afke and Evert have a particularly...Read more
Happy Times in Noisy Village
Welcome to Noisy Village! Well, it's not really quite what it sounds. Lisa, who tells the story, lives on Middle Farm with her parents and two brothers, Karl and Bill. Britta and Anna live at North Farm and Olaf and Kerstin live at South Farm. It is because the houses are right next door to each...Read more
Schoolroom in the Parlor
School in the Kentucky hills goes from August to the last Friday before Christmas. After that the snows are too high, and later, the thawing rivers too full, for the Fairchild children, and their neighbors, the Wattersons, the Sawyers, and the Huffs to make it safely to the little school house in...Read more
Philomena
It has long been the custom for every 12-year-old girl from Philomena’s village to go to the city to do “service” as housemaids—before coming home to be married. But Philomena’s aunt had gone and never returned. On her deathbed, Babushka instructs her little granddaughter to go to Prague and find...Read more
The Wonderful Day
A hot July day with thunderheads, and a violent storm to come; a day with hidden heaviness for Uncle Joseph, who fears he may lose Five Bushel Farm; a secretly anxious day for Andrew, who goes with Sally to meet their old friend Pierre; a day in which Sally and Andrew will race courageously against...Read more