*Imperfect ConditionOn a cold January day, Kate walks three miles to pick up her family’s creamery check, but discovers it was stolen the night before. No check means no money—at least for now. When Kate, Anders, and Erik discover some stolen loot, the mystery grows. Boot prints in the snow suddenly vanish, and someone leaves a threatening message. Who can they trust? What hidden danger hides outside the glow of a lantern? Mama says, "God will go with you," but how can Kate and her friends go beyond fear? As a thief appears and disappears, every warning points toward danger! Will Papa make it home through the terrible winter storm? And what will happen to Lars, the younger stepbrother Kate has learned to love?
Best-selling novels set in the early 1900's in Minnesota, northwest Wisconsin, and Michigan, these compelling, historically accurate stories attract reluctant, average, and gifted readers. Both boys and girls identify with characters who face danger and mystery while learning to deal with peer pressure, family relationships, and the need for unconditional love and forgiveness.
"In her Northwoods Adventures, Lois Walfrid Johnson blends regional history, positive values, and engaging characters with mystery to boot. The same blend occurs in the Riverboat series, making the Underground Railroad very real to young readers. Our family gathered around and read each of her books aloud."
— Harvey Stower, Mayor, Amery, Wisconsin
Former State Representative, Wisconsin State Assembly
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