*Imperfect ConditionOn a cloudless March night, Kate, Anders, and Erik spot a timber swindler, but he gets away from them and Big Gust. Who is the man changing ownership marks on logs? If only Kate and the boys could have seen his face! When Mama receives word that her brother Ben wants to visit, suspicion turns toward him. While living in Sweden, Ben stole money from a shopkeeper, then disappeared without a trace. Now Ben's letter gives them only two days to meet him or he'll leave, never to be seen by the family again. With the help of a Chippewa Indian boy, Kate and Anders race against time. Can they escape danger, find Ben before the sun goes down, and offer Mama's forgiveness?
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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