By Gary Paulsen
A six-year-old boy is going to spend the summer season along with his grandmother Alida in a small city close to the Canadian border. With the boys all long gone off to struggle, the ladies are left to run the farms. There’s lots for the boy to do—trying to aid with the chores, gaining knowledge of the puppy, and the horses, cows, pigs, and chickens.
But whilst his cousin Kristina is going into exertions, he can’t do a specific thing. as a substitute, the home fills with girls come to aid and to attend, and to paintings on a cover jointly. this can be no universal, daily duvet, yet one who comprises the entire tales of the boy’s kinfolk. the duvet tells the reality, earlier and destiny: of happiness, braveness, and ache; of the best pleasure, and the best loss. And as they wait, the ladies proportion those memorable tales with the boy.
From the Hardcover edition.