Free eBook Elsie on the Hudson: Book 23 (Elsie Dinsmore: The Original Elsie Classics, Book 23) (Bk.23) download
by Martha Finley
Author: Martha Finley
Publisher: Cumberland House (April 1, 2001)
Category: Books for Children
Subcategory: Literature and Fiction
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Elsie on the Hudson" is indeed a good book, as it is part of the Elsie Dinsmore series. However, I expect a lot of readers will be quite bored of the constant monotone of recalling historical events. Only about 1/4 of the book concerns a storyline with the Dinsmore and Raymond family connections. I rather enjoy history, so I'm still intrigued with the other 3/4 of the book, where the characters just retell events of the Revolutionary War and such. Looking forward to book 24 next.
Elsie Dinsmore was born into a wealthy Southern family, though most of them didn't care for her because she was a Christian. She grew up without her father, mostly, but when he came back they overcame any difficulties and had a better father-daughter relationship. Over time, Elsie grows up and marries and even gets grandchildren as she lives through the events of the Civil War and the turn of the century.
Elsie Dinsmore outsold every juvenile book of the era, with the exception of Little Women.
Martha Finley (1828-1909), the daughter of a Presbyterian minister, was a school teacher and author of numerous articles, essays, and books. Turning to writing stories for young people as a means of supporting herself after a serious injury, Finley sold more books than any other children's author of her day, with the exception of Louisa May Alcott.
Elsie on the Hudson, Book 23: Evelyn invites the family to join her at Crag Cottage, on the Hudson River. En route, the Travillas, Lelands, and Raymonds visit many historic sites and learn about the Revolutionary War. Meanwhile, Grandma Elsie and Annis visit relatives in Ohio. Danger threatens when the burglar whom Lulu captured escapes from prison, and seeks revenge.
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