Michael O'Halloran

Michael O'Halloran

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This early 20th-century classic chronicles the adventures of an orphaned newspaper boy in his "hand-to-hand scuffle" with life in a midwestern metropolis. Gene Stratton-Porter's faith in the healing power of nature is also apparent, in a lovingly depicted tamarack swamp set near the city.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 140.7 x 210.1 x 32mm | 701.68g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Indiana Press
  • 32 figures
  • 0253210453
  • 9780253210456
  • 2,074,353

About Gene Stratton-Porter

Gene Stratton-Porter (1863-1924) was born on a farm in Indiana. She later lived in a cabin adjoining the Limberlost Swamp, immortalized in her best-selling A Girl of the Limberlost. In 1923 she moved to California for her health, but was killed in an automobile accident in 1924. Other Stratton-Porter novels reissued by Indiana University Press include Freckles, Laddie, The Harvester, and The Keeper of the Bees.show more

Back cover copy

Jimmy turned to step from the gutter to the sidewalk. Two things happened to him simultaneously: Mickey became a projectile and smashed with the force of a wiry fist on the larger boy's head, while above both, an athletic arm was thrust out, and gripped him by the collar.show more

Table of contents

1. Happy Home in Sunrise Alley2. Moccasins and Lady Slippers3. S. O. S.4. "Bearer of Morning"5. Little Brother6. The Song of a Bird7. Peaches' Preference in Blessings8. Big Brother9. James Jr. and Malcolm10. The Wheel of Life11. The Advent of Nancy and Peter12. Feminine Reasoning13. A Safe Proposition14. An Orphan's Home15. A Particular Nix16. The fingers in the Pie17. Initiations in an Ancient and Honourable Brotherhood18. Malcolm and the Hermit Thrush19. Establishing Protectorates20. Mickey's Miracleshow more

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594 ratings
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3 21% (122)
2 6% (35)
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