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The Elderberry Thicket

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In 1938 Wisconsin, when twelve-year-old Franny's father loses his job as a hired hand and has to go looking for work, the family members doubt their self-reliance as they face again the hard times they had hoped were gone for good.
Hardcover, 154 pages
Published October 1st 1990 by Atheneum Books
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1938. farm Wisconsin. 12 year old Franny Parsons had always liked the Cooper family until they fired her father who worked as their hired man. How could they give his job to some nephew that they barely knew! Now her father must leave home to look for work and nothing is the same. Franny is determined not to like "Smokey" Manning, the Coopers' nephew...

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Although she enjoys traveling, Joan Theresa Freilinger Zeier's roots are firmly entangled in the rocks and woodlands of central Wisconsin, where she has spent most of her life. Her ambition since childhood was to be a writer. However, she also wanted to marry and have a big family. So writing was put "on hold" for a while, as she and her husband, Gerald, raised their nine energetic children. ...more
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