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The School at Crooked Creek

Laurie Lawlor

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ISBN 10: 1457521180 / ISBN 13: 9781457521188
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Paperback. 76 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 5.9in. x 0.2in.Beansie loves his free and simple life with Ma, Pap, and his sister, Louisa, on their Indiana homestead. But now his parents want him to go to the new log cabin school, where hell be cooped up inside all day. How will he and Louisa find their way to school and back How will Beansie cope with rough boys such as Oliver Sweeny, who can outrun, outlick, and outholler anybody In this heartwarming and homespun chapter book set on the central Indiana frontier in the 1820s, a young boy finds courage and his way. The School at Crooked Creek Living in a one-room cabin at the edge of a wood with Ma, Pa, and his older sister is just fine with six-year-old Beansie. But three months of attending school for the first time sounds as pleasant as being a catfish choked to death on a sandbar. Set in central Indiana in the 1820s, this short chapter book depicts frontier life from a young boys point of view. . . Its a folksy, funny portrayal of the time and place. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781457521188

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Title: The School at Crooked Creek

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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Beansie loves his free and simple life with Ma, Pap, and his sister, Louisa, on their Indiana homestead. But now his parents want him to go to the new log cabin school, where he'll be cooped up inside all day. How will he and Louisa find their way to school and back? How will Beansie cope with rough boys such as Oliver Sweeny, who can outrun, outlick, and outholler anybody?

In this heartwarming and homespun chapter book set on the central Indiana frontier in the 1820s, a young boy finds courage and his way.
The School at Crooked Creek

"Living in a one-room cabin at the edge of a wood with Ma, Pa, and his older sister is just fine with six-year-old Beansie. But three months of attending school for the first time sounds as pleasant as being a catfish choked to death on a sandbar. Set in central Indiana in the 1820s, this short chapter book depicts frontier life from a young boy's point of view...It's a folksy, funny portrayal of the time and place."

About the Author:

Ronald Himler is the acclaimed illustrator of many books for children, including The Blizzard by Betty Ren Wright and the Log Cabin series by Ellen Howard. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Laurie Lawlor is known for her distinguished fiction and nonfiction books on historical topics. Some of her titles are Helen Keller: Rebellious Spirit, an American Library Association Notable Book and a Best Book for Young Adults; Magnificent Voyage: An American Adventurer on Captain James Cook's Final Expedition, A VOYA nonfiction honor book called "fascinating" in the New York Times Book Review; and Old Crump: The True Story of a Trip West, a picture book. She lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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