12 + Me
Meet "Pike County Patsie," the youngest of 13 Dunker children, as she relives her growing up years in a farm home just across the shining Mississippi from Mark Twain's Hannibal, Missouri. You'll laugh and cry over the adverntures and escapades of Pat's close-knit, fun-loving famly who lived by the old values of hearth and home. There's Mom Dunker's "gentleman cow," Dad's Christmas gelatine, a mysterious corpse, a marauding tomcat called Slick Blue, sparrows in a brother's wedding bed, and much, much more. From wild horseback rides to Model A Fords, home-made bread to "mouse pies," here are memories of the pleasures and hardships of country living you'll never forget. Author Pat Likes teaches English at Hannibal-LaGrange College. Pat and husband, Marvin, parents of three children, live in Barry, Illinois.
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WHOLESOME AND VERY ENTERTAINING!User Review - Moonpie - Christianbook.com
While this book was written for children, I must say I enjoyed it very much. Raising 13 children is no small feat in this day and time but can you imagine how difficult it would be to raise a brood ... Read full review
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