Gene Stratton- Porter (1863-1924)
was an American author, amateur naturalist, wildlife photographer, and one of the earliest women to form a movie studio and production company. She wrote some of the best selling novels and well- received columns in magazines of the day.
She also wrote (The girl of Limberlost) and I will read more of her books.Laddie, A true blue story---
Part of the Indiana Classics 0f the 1900's
"I 'd been sick enough to know that I'd better be thankful for a chance to sit on the fence, and think about buttercups and daisies. Really, one old brown and purple skunk cabbage with a half frozen bee buzzing over it, or a few forlorn little spring beauties, would have set me wild, and when a lark really did go over, away up high, and a dove began to coo in the orchard, if Laddie hadn't come for me , I would have fallen from the fence."
(From the e-reader store 1.99)
I enjoyed this book very much.