THE ADVENTURES OF HEDVIG AND LOLLIE by Anna H. Hayes

THE ADVENTURES OF HEDVIG AND LOLLIE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Two Danish girls, ten and eight, journey with their family in the 1870's from their mid-western home, through the wilderness, to a western frontier. Their adventures combine the real business of camping, journeying by wagon, and providing for their needs with improvised methods- and the adventures of the mind, in which the two little girls apply their active imaginations to anticipated skirmishes with Indians. Filled with the zeal of their brave journey, the stories the children tell and the games they play reflect the pioneer life they lead. Settled finally in their new home, the girls learn an abiding trust in people and, through their contact with neighboring Indians, overcome their indiscriminate fear of the red man. Highly episodic, this story provides a realistic portrayal of frontier life and of the atmosphere within a tight-knit immigrant Scandinavian family. Recommended, primarily, to regional libraries in areas where there is a preponderance of families of Scandinavian origin.

Pub Date: Feb. 21st, 1961
Publisher: Caxton