Once a month, with the help of my eldest daughter, we'll present to you a summary and review of a book that is very much enjoyed by our family.
Enter Gutenberg.org, or, Project Gutenberg; a free website that shares books in digital format that are no longer under copyright restrictions in the United States. (ie. Books in the Public Domain.) They offer many options from HTML, to .txt, and even .mobi and ePub, which you can view on your Kindle or other eReader.
You can read all about the origins of this wonderful enterprise here, and then enjoy the first review we have to share; a fun tale of a Norwegian farm girl and the life she lives on Hoel Farm.
by: Hans Aanrud
Read Aloud Rating:
historic ethnic culture, Norway
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Project Gutenberg (book link)
Lisbeth Longfrock has always dreamed of working at Hoel Farm. But she never planned for it to happen this way. When her mother dies, farm owner Kjersti Hoel takes her under her wing. Lisbeth becomes the farm's herd girl, assigned to keep the sheep and goats from wandering too far while grazing. As she settles in to her new life, her grief gradually lessens and soon, a new dream begins to grow.
A Review by Miss Melody Muffin:
I enjoyed this book tremendously. It is a delightful little tale that exudes the air of the Norwegian mountain dairies. I do wish it was longer and followed Lisbeth further but even as it is, it is terrific. When I read this book aloud to my siblings, they all enjoyed it, from the teenagers down to the toddlers.