An exuberant recall of pioneer life on the northern tip of the lower peninsula of Michigan, begun when the author's family...

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THE LAND OF THE CROOKED TREE

An exuberant recall of pioneer life on the northern tip of the lower peninsula of Michigan, begun when the author's family migrated there in 1874. This tells of the settling of the last forest region by the homesteaders, of home and neighbors, the seasons, the wild life, the work and play of farm routines, and above all it gives a vibrant picture of the new and exciting life the family found there. It gives a keen sense of living in the wilderness, and a real understanding of the hand labor so vital to their existence; it projects a feeling of the isolation, the hardships that were so much a part of the settlers' history; it details not only the struggle to make the farm successful but also the outdoor adventures in this virgin land. A book for shared enjoyment, for an authentic recreation of the past.

Pub Date: Oct. 14, 1948

ISBN: 1406728209

Page Count: -

Publisher: Oxford

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1948