Alida
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  • 1
    The Cookcamp | Gary Paulsen

    The Cookcamp

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated By C. J. Critt
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    In 1944, a little boy travels to Minnesota to live with his grandma, a Norwegian-American woman who cooks for the men who are building a road to Canada. Award-winning storyteller Gary Paulsen reveals the boy’s adventures with poignant honesty and adventurous spirit.

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    Alida's Song | Gary Paulsen

    Alida's Song

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 23 mins)
    • By Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
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    The wonderful grandmother whom listeners saw through the eyes of a young boy in The Cookcamp reaches out to him when he is fourteen, offering him a haven from his harsh and painful family life. She arranges a summer job for him on the farm where she is a cook for bachelor brothers Gunnar and Olaf. Farm life offers the camaraderie and the routine of hard work, as well as good food, peaceful evenings spent making music together, and even dancing lessons. Life with Alida gives the boy strength and faith in himself, drawing him away from the edge and into the center of life.

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  • The Quilt | Gary Paulsen

    The Quilt

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 45 mins)
    • By Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
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    A six-year-old boy goes to spend the summer with his grandmother, Alida, in a small Minnesota town. With the men all gone off to fight, the women are left to run the farms. There’s plenty for the boy to do - trying to help with the chores; getting to know the dog and the horses, cows, pigs, and chickens. But when his cousin Kristina goes into labor, he can’t do a thing. Instead, the house fills with women come to help and to wait, and to work on the quilt together

    This was lovely and had me in tears by the end.

    Gary Paulsen has painful memories of his mother but some wonderful memories of his grandmother, Alida. He spent summers with Alida and one summer, as ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 11 2017 by MSEreads (Marianna, FL)