A Girl of the Limberlost

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Released: Apr 27, 2001
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Elnora Comstock lives with her widowed mother at the edge of Limberlost Swamp. Her mother is harsh and critical of her daughter, but Elnora is a loving girl who befriends all creatures. She is especially drawn to the beautiful moths that flutter through the trees in Limberlost. Although Elnora longs to go to high school, she has no money to pay for tuition and books. When her cruel mother refuses to help, all seems lost, until Elnora learns she can sell the rare insects she collects. Still, her journey through high school and college will be full of challenges-and surprises. First published in 1909, Gene Stratton-Porter's classic tale is a marvelous lesson in the powers of compassion and determination. Whether you remember this book from your childhood, or are meeting it for the first time, Elnora's shining personality will capture your heart. Her gentle spirit is conveyed in each sentence by narrator Christina Moore.

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"When Elnora's father drowned in the Limberlost Swamp so many years ago, all her mother's human feelings drowned with him, and Elnora has had to find her way in the world alone. The swamp that took her father has become her mother, friend, and way into the world. She has learned its lore, studied its creatures, and harvested its treasure of moths and plants, parlaying them all for the education she so desperately craves. Christina Moore's narrative recreates the hopeful energy and excitement of this adventure. At the same time, it is faithful to Porter's unusual characters. Youthful Elnora, gentle Uncle Wesley, and Aunt Margaret contrasts sharply with the harsh vigor of the merciless Kate Comstock. Moore's reading preserves both the lace and grit of this old treasure, first published in 1909, and lavishly rewards our careful attention. P.E.F. 2003 YALSA Selection (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"

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