The Home Place Author:Fred Gipson This is the moving tale of a wonderful father, his obstreperous ex-Ranger grandpa, and his three delightful sons. It is set in the Texas hill country that Gipson knows so well and it includes a very human assortment of neighbors (one of whom is an exceptionally pleasant girl) and a variety of dogs, turkeys, cows and other animals - all of which... more » play their parts in a series of adventures ranging from the gay to the near disastrous.
Back in Kansas City, the tragic death of Sam Crockett's wife had left him alone in the role of mother and father to his growing boys. It didn't take Sam long to decide that he could best find what he wanted for his sons in the country of his own youth.
When Same first returned to his mortgaged 300 acres and saw the abandoned house of his boyhood, the worn-out land, and sensed the homesickness of ten year old Steve (his eldest boy), he had a moment of doubt. But Sam couldn't turn his back and he was not the kind to give up.
This is a story full of youthful excitement - a hunt through the hills, an uproarious fishing party, battles of wit and cunning with the wild and domestic animals, a great many boyhood discoveries that are part of a bittersweet lesson in growing up - and the warm thrill of new loves and affections.« less