Letters from Hillside Farm by Jerry Apps

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He tells of social events, baseball games, getting the hay in, feeding a passing hobo and putting on an amateur circus in the barn, among other small adventures. Neither George’s experiences nor the author’s pedagogical additions offer much to engage readers’ hearts or minds.
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Told through the correspondence between the young narrator and his grandmother, Letters from Hillside Farm, provides a glimpse of life during the Great Depression of the 1930's. Young George moves from Cleveland, Ohio to a farm in Wisconsin. He shares his discovery of rural life and the realities of tough times with his Grandmother Strunkmeyer.
 

About Jerry Apps

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Jerry Apps writes novels and nonfiction about the outdoors, country life, and rural living for adults and children. He was elected a Fellow in the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences Arts and Letters in 2012 and received the 2008 First Place Nature Writing Award from the Midwest Independent Publishers Association and the 2007 Major Achievement Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers. He and his wife live in Madison, Wisconsin.
 
Published March 22, 2013 by Fulcrum Publishing. 162 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Feb 18 2013

He tells of social events, baseball games, getting the hay in, feeding a passing hobo and putting on an amateur circus in the barn, among other small adventures. Neither George’s experiences nor the author’s pedagogical additions offer much to engage readers’ hearts or minds.

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