Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Elsie Mae Has Something to Say
Being the youngest of 7 children means Elsie Mae doesn't get many things all to herself - attention, recognition, etc. What she does get is the privilege of spending the summers with her grandparents and uncles in the Okefenokee Swamp. That is, until her cousin Henry James shows up to steal even that. But Elsie Mae has some plans. First, she has written to President Roosevelt to try and save the swamp from developers. Then she plans to find the thieves who are stealing the neighbor's hogs. Maybe then she can get some recognition. With the help of her new dog Huck and her cousin Elsie Mae embarks on a grand adventure but sometimes when you get what you wish for it comes with consequences you never intended.
This was a clever story. I liked the historical aspect and Elsie Mae and Henry's growing friendship.