My kids have discovered the Old Squire and his grandchildren growing up on his Maine farm after the civil war. To say that they loved this book is an understatement. There are a bunch of these books written by C.A. Stephens. They are hard to find! We borrowed this inter-library loan and own only one other. I'm on the look out! We headed to Brunswick, Maine to see Bowdoin College. It's where C.A. Stephens went to school (and the library has boxes of his unpublished works!). We also saw the Androscoggin river, which they talk about in Old Squire's Farm. I grew up thinking I wasn't much of a fan of history, thankful these kids have grown to love history, literature and field trips that include both!