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The One-room Schoolhouse: Stories About the Boys Hardcover – May 25, 1993
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In this collection, you feel as if you're listening to a keen observer, a quiet storyteller reminscing about childhood on a midwestern farm - corn, pigs, cows, chickens i.e. very diversified farming. The characters consistent primarily of the boys, the youngest boy, the men, with guest appearances of the preacher, town boys, and grandfather.
Whether you're reading about the preacher who passed gass, the gypsies at the old school yard, grandfather teaching the boys to make firefly flashlights, the youngest boy hiding in a dip until a dandelion seemed to breath, hunting June bugs with old ping-pong paddles, you'll enjoy the honesty, earthiness, innocence, and style of these stories.
Literature that will change the world? No. Literature that will be known in a century? Probably not. But for pure delight, especially if you were raised on a farm, this book is great fun.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The boys went for a hike around the section. Four miles. They packed a lunch in an empty gallon syrup can and set off at noon. Read morePublished 6 months ago by J. C. Schaap
My Dad grew up in the 30's/40's and attended a one-room school house grades 1-8. He really enyoyed this as a gift.Published 11 months ago by rjohnson
Nice stories. The boys who covered the ice coated pheasants with their coats was a very moving story.Published 14 months ago by No Stone Left Unturned