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Earline Marsh is a retired elementary school teacher and principal with a life-long love of books. In recent years she has self-published Hairry GaGoinky: A Tale for Skiers and The Dewey Boy, both written for young and older readers alike. She has served as editor of Central Vermont Magazine; she has written feature articles for her local newspaper and is a longtime member of the Poetry Society of Vermont. She still has a few treasured Nancy Drew books from her childhood.
on March 08, 2013 :
This is a wonderfully-written historical fiction of the time period of the early 1800s. The boy, a young George Dewey, later to become the famous admiral, spends the summer on a Vermont farm. If you are looking for a taste of the rural life of the time period, whether for your own reading enjoyment or to give young readers a sense of the time and place, you cannot go wrong with this lovely story.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)