Alida

3 books in series
5 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

The Cookcamp Publisher's Summary

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.

©1991 Gary Paulsen (P)1995 Recorded Books
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  • Book 1

    • The Cookcamp

    • By: Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 2

    • Alida's Song

    • By: Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Quilt

    • By: Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This was lovely and had me in tears by the end.

    • By MSEreads on 05-11-17

    Regular price: $10.49