by Gene Stratton-Porter
Rated 4.8 out of 5

Great quality literature

Rated 5 out of 5
May 4, 2020

Freckles is an orphan looking to make his own way in the world. He wins over his boss with his incredible work ethic. His attitude, in spite of harsh working conditions and an enemy gang trying to discredit him, is one to be admired. He is positive, looks for joy among the nature in the forest, and is loyal at the risk of his own life. This version has been cleaned up by The Good and the Beautiful so you know it’ll be safe for your child to read it. It truly is a beautiful book.

Linda L

Love this book!!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 24, 2020

I loved reading this book!! The story follows Freckles on his journey of finding out who he truly is. His character possesses such admirable qualities that were very inspiring. His love for nature was contagious! I can’t say enough good things about this book!

Maryanne Martin

Fabulous read!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 9, 2020

This book is so wonderful. I love Freckles and his whole outlook on life. Despite the challenges he had, he worked hard to change his life. The messages taught in this book are so valuable. I highly recommend this one!


Excellent Book!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 9, 2020

This book is excellent. It teaches about honor, loyalty, love, human dignity, and what it really means to be a gentleman and a lady. The characters are endearing and charming, you can’t help but love them. I highly recommend this book!


High Quality Writing and Interesting Story

Rated 5 out of 5
March 9, 2020

I really enjoyed the book Freckles. I admired Freckles for his willingness to uphold high standards amid trying temptations. The story is beautifully written and has a fantastic story that left me wanting a sequel so that I could learn more about him and the lovable characters that faithfully believed in him.

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Level 11

“If you will give me a job where I can earn me food, clothes, and a place to sleep,” he said, “if I can have a Boss to work for like other men, and a place I feel I’ve a right to, I will do precisely what you tell me or die trying.”

“Freckles” is a nameless, one-armed orphan who is too old to live in the state home any longer. When he shows up at a logging camp, thin and ragged and looking for employment, the tough and rugged loggers immediately dismiss him. But the Boss sees something special in Freckles and agrees to give him a job guarding a plot of valuable swampland rich in lumber. Determined to show his gratitude, Freckles risks life and limb to protect the trees and prove his worth to the Boss. While fighting off rattlesnakes, thieves, and loneliness, his kindness and character touch the hearts of the people and animals he meets. In the middle of the Indiana Limberlost, will Freckles find the love and answers to his past that he has always been missing?

“Freckles is more than an engaging, beautifully written story; it’s a book that makes you feel, makes you think, and makes you want to be a better person. We are grateful to offer a clean language version of this beautiful classic book.”—Jenny Phillips

252 pages

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