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The Beatinest Boy
Relates the adventures of an orphan named David who lives with his grandmother in the mountains of Kentucky.
Paperback, 80 pages
Published August 1st 1989 by Jesse Stuart Foundation
(first published January 1st 1953)
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Jesse Hilton Stuart was an American writer known for writing short stories, poetry, and novels about Southern Appalachia. Born and raised in Greenup County, Kentucky, Stuart relied heavily on the rural locale of Northeastern Kentucky for his writings. Stuart was named the Poet Laureate of Kentucky in 1954. He died at Jo-Lin nursing home in Ironton, Ohio, which is near his boyhood home.More about Jesse Stuart...