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Smiling Hill Farm Paperback – 1997


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 311 pages
  • Publisher: GINN & CO.; RE ISSUE edition (1997)
  • ASIN: B000U3CWEO
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #496,090 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I would really like to know if it is true.
Shannon Maxwell
We read Smiling Hill Farm while living in Guatemala in the early 1960's; the images of family life in the in rural America are wonderful.
Eric (mchunt@msn.com)
For over 50 years, I have remembered the experience of reading this book in the two-room school I attended.
Elaine M. Warner

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Longfellow Gal on June 9, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I am the author's granddaughter and was so touched to read the delightful reviews and memories of what was of one of my favorites also. I will research the inspiration for "Smiling Hill Farm" to see if I can locate the farm it was based on. I do know that my grandmother's "pioneer" books were based on her own childhood as well as research. And I thought I was one of the only people left who enjoyed her gentle, charming views of a life so many of us wished we had lived. Thank you for sharing your comments and memories!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By "hessbug" on February 2, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I would love to find a copy of this book as it is one of a few books from childhood that still stands out vividly in my memory...I loved the story of generations of a family, living in the same place on Smiling Hill farm, from the first settlers up to the present (at that time in the 50's). Especially about the first family, and the stories of how they lived, making their own clothes, building their own house, making soap, cooking at a big open fireplace. I see the granddaughter of Miram Smith has entered her own review... lots of us it seems who have fond memories of this wonderful story.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Barb (evansbj@cavemen.net) on August 7, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I first read this book in Honduras where I was attending elementary school. I have since lost the book, but I find myself wishing I could find another copy. This is a wonderful book! I still remember how the family would make soap!! A wonderful book for children.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 9, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I read this book while doing second grade by correspondance (my parents worked in the Middle East).I cannot believe I finally have found a place that even knows the name of this book.It warms my heart to see I am not the only one nostalgic for this excellent book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 2, 1998
Format: Hardcover
I own a 1937 hard cover edition that I inherited from a favorite aunt. I first read this book as a 5th grader, when I borrowed it from my aunt, and enjoyed the history content that is written as a story of a family and its decendants as it traveled by covered wagon to begin a new life in 1817 to modern day 1937. The book became a fast favorite 25 years later when I read it to my two children during our "pioneer days" without electricity and running water after Hurricane Hugo. Even 9 years later, my boys will pull this book down from the bookshelf to read through it. It is a wonderful way to show children history without the textbook feeling. It was very enjoyable.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Shannon Maxwell on March 22, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I have read this book many, many times. I used to have a copy but it has been misplaced over the years. It is rumored that the farm where I grew up in Indiana is the actual farm that this story is written about. I would really like to know if it is true. I do know that several of the places described in the book seemed like places where I was raised. I would love to see this book reprinted. I think it would be a wonderful book for the children to read in school to learn the true meaning of life. I wish I could find another copy of the book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Eric (mchunt@msn.com) on September 12, 1999
Format: Hardcover
One of the most memorable childhood books for both my sister and me. We read Smiling Hill Farm while living in Guatemala in the early 1960's; the images of family life in the in rural America are wonderful. Interesting that a few of us reviewers didn't live in the USA as children.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 19, 1999
Format: Hardcover
My sister and I read this book in elementary school, and it so impressed us that we are looking for copies for ourselves low these 30 years later. Hey publisher--I know you could sell at least 4 copies right now, if that's any incentive for you. (Ha!) Seriously, we have great memories of the book, but have been unable to find a copy in our library, and so were hoping to find one on-line. It is a wonderful book, and we hope it will be reprinted soon.
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