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The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig

Recommended by Colleen in Outreach Services…

Colleen’s synopsis:
This story is told by a 12 year old boy living in Montana in 1910. The book revolves around the boy’s family and his one room school house.

She says:
This book was very enjoyable. The main characters are 3 young boys and their father living on a farm in Montana. The fun begins when the father puts an ad in the paper for a housekeeper to help him take care of his homestead. The housekeeper who responds to the ad shows up with her brother who does not have any manual labor skills but is something of a scholar which is a good thing as he soon finds himself pressed into service as a replacement teacher.