Gene Stratton-Porter was a naturalist and author whose prose should be of interest to anyone. Her writing is clear, her descriptions are colorful, and her characters are engaging. Her observations of the natural world are woven into her stories to build a world the reader can feel through the pages.
These books all earn an official librarian stamp of approval. Take a look—or a listen, as the case may be.
A Girl of the Limberlost (1909)
Laddie: A True Blue Story (1913)
Gene Stratton-Porter's cabin at Wildflower Woods, via the Wikipedia article on the author.
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