THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN by May Justus

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Little Glory lived in a log cabin on one side of Little Twin Mountain. She had never seen the two nearest towns, Slab Town, or Far Beyant. So going to school for the first time was a great experience. Glory, her brothers and her mother were worried about their grandfather, for he was getting too old to carry heavy loads and the family could not afford a horse or mule. But when beloved Miss Penny, the school- teacher, returned to Twin Mountain and asked to stay with the family while she recuperated from an illness, a solution was found. The money she paid for board ked out the sparse living in the back mountain country, and later she sent a Christmas gift to Glory which the girl traded for Moses, the aged horse of a circuit rider. The story is authentic enough in background, but Glory is not a heroine with any particular personality. She emerges as simply a girl who lives in a cabin. It is easy reading, with perhaps regional appeal for Tennessee. But May Justus is wearing her material thin.

Pub Date: March 17th, 1958
Publisher: Hastings House