WHERE THE WIND BLOWS FREE by Mary E. Winchell

WHERE THE WIND BLOWS FREE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

More of the kindly reminiscences which were begun in Home by the Bering Sea derive from the years spent in a mission orphanage on the Aleutian Islands with children of Alut, Eskimo, Scandinavian or mixed parentage. Here, severity and isolation of the north is warmed by the simple comfort and communal spirit of the mission- the short days and long nights are broken by evenings of needlework and reading. The wind brings them a punt which is a big acquisition for the boys; there's a birthday celebration for Alice, who didn't know her ""born birthday""- and another for Steve; Easter is quite as festive as Christmas- and there's a different kind of excitement when a fire breaks out in the sewing room; and the stories of the children complete these annals of an unspoiled and self-sufficient world with its peacable pursuits. Part of this material appeared in the Christian Advocate, and it will have its strongest appeal for mission circles.

Pub Date: Nov. 24th, 1954
Publisher: Caxton