Even though her father is a doctor and the family is well-to-do, Virginia’s life changes forever during the Great Depression when she starts helping her father care for people in a Hooverville and her uncle is involved in a worker’s strike at the local mill.
As World War II rages overseas, life goes on nearly as normal for the Amish Yoder family in Michigan—until the local school board decides that the teenagers must go to school!
When her family moves to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Hettie wants badly to see a bear, but little does she know the challenges she and her family will face during the next few years.
This series of eight books, which follow the author through his growing-up and young adult years, is a must-read for all families, and will especially appeal to cowboy-loving boys!
After a successful year of hauling wheat, Ralph went into the cattle trading business, and had many more ups and downs.
When Ralph finds himself stranded along the Kansas/Nebraska border, penniless, he finds a way to land on his feet and make his fortune again!
After she takes up the new hobby of photography, Madeline runs across another mystery and must solve it to save her father’s life.
After a diagnosis of diabetes, Ralph needed a warm climate and sunshine—but he also needed to make a living for himself.
When Ralph got in trouble in Boston, he was sent to live with his grandfather in Maine, and found himself in one of the hardest situations he had ever experienced.
John D tells story after story about how his brother Tom, the Great Brain, swindled him and every other boy in town.
After moving to Boston when they had to leave Colorado, Ralph’s mother and the family have to find a way to make a living for themselves, and make a home.
Now that Ben is a Christian, he wants to learn all he can about being Christ-like. But when the one girl he doesn’t want to see again appears in his life, claiming she’s pregnant with his child, can he do what Jesus wants him to?
The Yoder family, now living in Arkansas, are growing rice—but what will happen to them as the Great Depression gets bad?
Ralph spent the summer working on a ranch in Colorado as a cowhand, learning many lessons for life.
After the father of the Moody family died, Ralph, his mother, and his brothers and sisters all had to work together to survive.
Synopsis: Ralph’s father’s wisdom guides the family through one disaster after another, making their years on a ranch in Colorado the best years of their lives.