Back of book:
About the series--Meet Tootie! She's a lively thirteen-year-old with loads of energy, imagination, and enthusiasm. Often she's headstrong and takes matters into her own hands. The story of Tootie and her family is set in the 1920s.
About the book--Tootie's father, a city slicker who is completely unaware of how to run a farm, decides that buying a farm in Siren, Wisconsin, is the best move for the entire family. So move they do.
The family arrives at the dilapidated farm house at dusk, in the middle of a howling blizzard. They make do by sleeping on the floor near the woodstove.
Kerplunk! They are all wide awake wondering what strange animal is on the porch. Fearful, Tootie's father investigates and discovers that a neat bundle of wood has been dropped off. More mysterious gifts follow. Who is watching out for the McCarthys? You can be sure that Tootie will find out.