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message 1: by Susan (new)

Susan | 2 comments I read this book in the 70s. It is about a farm family in NH in a town called Sanborn or Sanbornton or something similar to that. The parents died so the children, although young, took over the farm. But tragedy befell many of them. I seem to remember that one child stepped on rusty metal and died of lock jaw. I think it may have been set in the 30s or 40s but I can't be sure. It might have been a young adult book. I would love to know the title/author so I can try to locate this book.


message 2: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 37806 comments Mod
Is it on this list of books set in New Hampshire?

http://www.goodreads.com/places/1157-...

Or this one?

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/16...


message 3: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 37806 comments Mod
Wild in the World? It is only 94 pp. which sounds like YA.

"When his entire family dies, John is left alone on the remote New Hampshire farm with only a wolf-dog for company."


message 4: by Ann aka Iftcan (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 6972 comments Mod
Susan hasn't been active in GR since posting this. I've sent her a PM, if no response in a reasonable time, the next Mod can move this down to Abandoned


message 5: by Susan (new)

Susan | 2 comments Hello, Sorry about the delay in response. These are the fist messages I have received about this query in the three years since I first posted it.

I had already checked all the lists about books set in New Hampshire and the book I'm looking for is not on it.

It is also not the Wild in the World book.

Thanks for the suggestions though.

Susan


message 6: by Ann aka Iftcan (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 6972 comments Mod
Susan--if you bump this thread monthly you might get a better response. And that way, if you missed the alerts that someone has posted in the thread, you'll see that too.


message 7: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 37806 comments Mod
Susan, are you still looking for this?


message 8: by Ayshe (new)

Ayshe | 4132 comments Wild in the World by John Donovan? The Kirkus review gives more detailed plot information: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-re...


message 9: by Ayshe (new)

Ayshe | 4132 comments Sorry, I missed that it was already suggested, but maybe it's worth pointing out with what it differs from the searched one.


message 10: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 37806 comments Mod
Lobstergirl wrote: "Susan, are you still looking for this?"

No response in many years. Moving to Abandoned.


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