A PLACE FOR PETER by Elizabeth Yates


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Novelist and writer of juveniles, among them the Amos Fortune winner of the Newbery Award, with a New Hampshire story of a boy's growing up. Peter's father couldn't accept him as a responsible person until one fateful winter when Peter's mother was called away to nurse a very ill brother. This is the record of that memorable time, when Peter proved he could be trusted-when he, almost alone, took over the job of sugaring, learned some of the secrets of birth and death, cut a path over the mountain to a neighboring farm- and found that old Benj's fear of rattlesnakes was not unfounded. A warm and friendly story of high resolve and human shortcomings, which leaves an appreciation of real values with young readers.

Pub Date: Sept. 15th, 1952
Publisher: Coward-McCann