Visit beautiful Prince Edward Island in the 1920s in these stories of Summers Long Ago spent by a city boy who grew up to be a famous world historian.
Summers Long Ago: On Grandfather’s Farm and in Grandmother’s Kitchen
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Summers Long Ago is for families – for grandparents to read aloud to their grandchildren, for beginning readers to read to their parents, and for parents and children to read together. It is also for teachers and young students who want to know what life was like on a family farm before furnaces, running water, and electricity changed housekeeping and before cars, trucks, and tractors changed work in the fields, a time when cows had to be milked by hand every day and when almost all of what chickens, pigs, cows, horses, and people ate came directly from the farm. These stories of a city boy’s learning to fish for trout in the brook, gather wild blueberries and mushrooms in the back pasture, and dig clams on the shore are an introduction to a distant but still emotionally vibrant aspect of the human past.