Peachtree Island Author:Mildred Lawrence Nine-year-old Cissie had lived with each of three aunts in turn ever since she could remember. But one summer their plans were changed, and Cissie was sent off to Uncle Eben, whom she had never met. From the first moment, Uncle Eben and the white house and peach orchard on an island in Lake Erie won her heart, and when Cissie overheard Uncle Ebe... more »n say that if she were a boy he would keep her always, she determined to help him just as a boy would.
The story takes Cissie through the year with Uncle Eben -- caring for the peach orchards, helping to make apple butter, fishing through the ice in the lake, making friends with her schoolmates and with the little girl who lived in a bleak old house on a nearby island. It is a happy story, filled with warmhearted gaiety, good times, and real people.
"There is a warmth, a naturalness about this story that make it exceptional." --SATURDAY REVIEW
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