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Laddie: A True Blue Story (1913)

by Gene Stratton-Porter

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I have read this twice and draw such pleasure from it, I cannot explain. One of my favorites! ( )
  HeatherKvale | Dec 31, 2013 |
Hewing closely to the details of her own youth, this is Stratton-Porter's near-autobiographical story of childhood in rural America in the 1870s and 1880s. "Laddie" is a character based on Leander, Stratton-Porter's adored older brother, and the novel is a thinly fictionalized account of his love and courtship of a girl from a neighboring family, as observed by his younger sister. Readers who want to know more about the family should consult biographies of Stratton-Porter's life. They reveal the tragic story of the real "Laddie"; and the reader is left to wonder whether the novel is her attempt to make her brother's story "come out right". ( )
  emmelisa | Feb 10, 2007 |
This is a coming of age story about a girl, Litter Sister, and her older brother, Laddie. One of Stratton-Porter's best stories telling about integrity and love of the land. ( )
  dkvietzke | Jul 12, 2006 |
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LEANDER ELLIOT STRATTON
"The way to be happy is to be good."
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Have I got a Little Sister anywhere in this house?" inquired Laddie at the door, in his most coaxing voice.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0253204585, Paperback)

Loosely based on Stratton-Porter’s own childhood, Laddie is a double tale—the classic poor-boy/rich-girl romance and the story of a child of nature and her idyllic childhood.

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The love between a brother and sister proves a strong bond against adversity.

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