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COMING TO AMERICA: a Finnish Family Story
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The lives of Thomas and Reeta Juntunen are traced through historical records and family stories. They were immigrants from the village of Puolanka, Finland, in the early 1900's, passing through Ellis... More > Island, cross-country to Astoria, and then to Souhtwest Washington. In the hills above Longview and Kelso, they settled in a community of Finns, many of whom came from the same small village. This is the factual account of their lives which was also chronicled in the novel PASSAGE TO LOVE.< Less
Where the Huckleberries Grow
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In 1912, teenage sisters Tilda and Ida leave their father and their indentured farm in Finland and immigrate to Portland, Oregon. Here in a bustling city with a large Scandinavian population, they... More > find the good life America promised. Yet, when Tilda marries Charlie, a handsome Swede Finn logger, she moves into a remote logging camp in the Olympic Mountains and finds herself indentured to a life even more severe than the one she left. Logging methods are primitive and camp life is harsh. Forest fires and accidents plague the logging community. Still, with optimism and spirit, these families—primarily Scandinavian immigrants—find ways to enjoy life. This book is about these years—the good times and the bad times. It ends in 1939, when Charlie takes his family and leaves the woods for a less-strenuous occupation.< Less
25 Favorite Children's Books for Middle and Young Adult Readers
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This collection will create many happy memories for middle and young adult readers. Includes the following classics: * Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Defoe) * Gulliver’s Travels (Jonathan Swift) *... More > Swiss Family Robinson (Johann Wyss) * The Legend of Sleepy Hollow & Rip Van Winkle (Washington Irving) * A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens) * A Journey to the Centre of the Earth (Jules Verne) * Little Women & Little Men (Louisa May Alcott) * The Adventures of Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain) * Black Beauty (Anna Sewell) * Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson) * Heidi (by Johanna Spyri) * Lorna Doone (R.D. Blackmore) * The Jungle Book (Rudyard Kipling) * The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (L. Frank Baum) * The Call of the Wild (Jack London) * A Little Princess & The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett) * White Fang (Jack London) * The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame) * Anne of Green Gables & Avonlea (L.M. Montgomery) * Pollyanna (Eleanor Porter)< Less
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