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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 140.7 x 210.1 x 32mm | 701.68g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 32 figures
  • 0253210453
  • 9780253210456
  • 2,160,070

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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.
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Table of contents

1. Happy Home in Sunrise Alley
2. Moccasins and Lady Slippers
3. S. O. S.
4. "Bearer of Morning"
5. Little Brother
6. The Song of a Bird
7. Peaches' Preference in Blessings
8. Big Brother
9. James Jr. and Malcolm
10. The Wheel of Life
11. The Advent of Nancy and Peter
12. Feminine Reasoning
13. A Safe Proposition
14. An Orphan's Home
15. A Particular Nix
16. The fingers in the Pie
17. Initiations in an Ancient and Honourable Brotherhood
18. Malcolm and the Hermit Thrush
19. Establishing Protectorates
20. Mickey's Miracle
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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.
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Rating details

610 ratings
4.07 out of 5 stars
5 40% (244)
4 34% (206)
3 20% (122)
2 6% (36)
1 0% (2)
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