That Wild Berries Should Grow by Gloria Whelan
The Story of a Summer

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Elsa dreads spending the summer at her grandparents' house on Lake Huron, but she discovers the excitement of nature and the richness of friendship.

About Gloria Whelan

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Gloria Whelan was born on November 23, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan. She took a strong interest in reading early in life when she was bedridden for a year with rheumatic fever. She dictated stories to her sister who would then type them. She then went on to writing poetry and later editing her high school newspaper. She attended the University of Michigan and earned her and M.S.W. degree. She began working as a social worker in Minneapolis and Detroit. She soon became tired of Detroit's hectic pace and moved to a cabin in northern Michigan.This peace was disrupted by an oil company 's desire to drill on her property. Because she did not own the mineral rights, the drilling proceeded. This experience inspired Gloria Whelan to write her children's novel, A Clearing in the Forest in 1978, which was about a boy working on an oilrig. Gloria Whelan has written several works of fiction for children and adults, many set in rural Michigan. She has also written stories set in exotic places like China and India. She won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature in 2000 for Homeless Bird - the story of a young woman in India abandoned by her mother-in-law.
Published April 1, 1994 by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. 122 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In 1933, Elsa and her parents are suffering through the Depression.

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