Tim's Place Author:Eva Knox Evans At the threshold of a new life stood eighteen-year-old Stephen, the orphaned Austrian boy befriended by Tim Halstead who had died in the war. In bringing Stephen to live on their New England farm, the Halsteads were fulfilling the dearest wish of their beloved eldest son. — Stephen tried his best to please his new family. He worked long hours ... more »in the fields for Tim's father, and willingly did all manner of chores for Tim's mother. But try as he would, he could not seem to get close to teen-age Lucy and her young brother Ricky, who resented the intrusion of this outsider, with his peculiar formal manners, his funny pronounciation, and his ignorance of American ways. Stephen knew that the boys and girls often laughed at him behind his back. If it had not been for little Elly, the youngest in the family, loneliness might often have gotten the better of him. But he kept on trying, doggedly, for Tim's sake-and praying that some day he would belong. But after a while, Lucy and Ricky found themselves reluctantly admiring, then defending, the boy who had loved their brother. And in the end, when Stephen's own integrity, courage, and quick-wittedness had made him a hero in the community, one and all the Halsteads felt he had earned the right to the most splendid reward they could offer-Tim's place.
A brisk, warmhearted story of democracy in action against a New England setting as authentic as maple syrup.« less