Comment: Ida B lives
an idyllic life on her parents farm where she is
home schooled, leaving her with plenty of time
to spend with her own thoughts and to talk with
her friends, the apple trees in the orchard.
However, her apparently secure world is
undermined when her mother undergoes treatment
While her mother is in hospital there is no one at home to look after her so Ida must start attending 4th grade at the local school (which she is determined not to enjoy); in addition, financial pressures cause the family to sell off part of their land, including an orchard that she's particularly fond of. Ida B, convinced that she can no longer trust anyone, especially not her parents who, in her ...
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No Man's Land
by Simon Tolkien
Inspired by the experiences of his grandfather, J. R. R. Tolkien, during World War I.
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