FOOTPRINTS ON THE SAND by Ella Williams Porter


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As a story of camp life this is excellent and meets a real need, as there is a scarcity of girl camp stories. The story pattern is a fairly familiar one:- a girl who feels herself a misfit (in this case a girl on scholarship from an orphanage) meets the enmity of the snobbish ""old girl"", makes good as a camper, and ends the Summer with a dramatic rescue which wins over her enemy. There's a thread of mystery, not very important; there's contact between the girls' camp and the boys' camp; there's achievement for Polish-born Marya in music, and this in turn leads to her dream- a real home for her little brother and herself. The Michigan background is fresh and gives the camp interest added impetus for the midwest (which must be surfeited with New England).

Pub Date: Feb. 15th, 1949
Publisher: Macmillan