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Ladycake Farm

Narrated by: Stephanie Boyd
Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Little Joe's family has been saving money for a long time, and they are finally able to follow their dream of buying a 40-acre farm. As the only African American family in the rural town in the mid 1900s, they face challenges, but they face them with a kindness and optimism that changes the hearts of those around them. 

"This charming story of friendship between races and neighbors is a treasure! The writing is witty and beautiful, and the characters are delightful. Mabel Leigh Hunt has packed a plethora of powerful messages into one book: hard work, humility, kindness, optimism, forgiveness, self-improvement, tolerance, patience, love of nature, and strong family relationships." (Jenny Phillips)

As every gardener knows, weeds are tricky things. They even play tricks on such good, hard-working little girls as India Rose and Pearlie May Freed. That Saturday morning, the sisters discovered where there was but one weed to dig out, two weeds seemed to take its place, with roots as deep and stubborn as roots can be. So that's the slow and weary way it went with them, row by row in the potato patch. 

Before long, in spite of being so happy about their new dresses, the girls were feeling anything but twirty and flirty. But they kept on, so busy they scarcely noticed how the baby morning clouds had grown into big, dark fellows, swaggering and fuming all over the sky. 

Suddenly a warning rush of wind swept across the land. Mommy and the children lifted their eyes to see Poppy waving at them. "Storm coming!" shouted Poppy. "Run to the house!"

©2018 Jenny Phillips (P)2018 Steven Lerud

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