The Forest House Author:Elizabeth Allen As this story opens, Amy Moore, nearly twelve, and her younger brother have just arrived, with their parents in California. They have come from Texas to make their home with Papa's Uncle at the Forest House, a big old house with a colorful past dating from the gold-rush days. — It seems to Amy that everything about the house is larger than life.... more » It is big, and full of shadows. Water comes out of a tree instead of a pump, and the pet is indeed a BEAR.
Papa, a capable and dynamic man who can "fix anything from a watch to a windmill," is at home in this big place in the country. Mama always fits in with Papa's plans, and Amy's brother Marsh is delighted with everything.
But Amy is homesick for the little Texas town and the life she had lived there. How she finds her way amongst bewildering circumstances, and what she discovers about a new part of the country, and eventually about herself, is the heart of this lively book. Many young readers will recognize a little bit of themselves in Amy.« less