The hot summers in New York City are very tiresome for Henry and Bessie. With nothing but red brick buildings to look at and no room for trees in their yard, they long for a change. Imagine their excitement when a long journey ends at their new home in the country! Join them in 1853 for good times, good friends, and good works as they have a summer they will never forget. They learn to grow their own garden, try milking a cow, ride a goat-drawn cart and help change a little girl’s life. Bessie’s pure heart, Henry’s independence and Mama’s wisdom and love will charm and inspire readers in this lovely vintage novel for children. Most importantly, children will learn how much our Good Shepherd Jesus loves each one of them. This is a completely rewritten story, not a PDF or OCR version with a lot of garbage characters! See the introduction in the "Look Inside" feature to learn more about this edition.