Little Lauri of Finland

Little Lauri of Finland

Children of All Lands Stories
by Bernadine Bailey
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
©1939, Item: 82744
Hardcover, 190 pages
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Vividly the author has given us a true picture of this beautiful land of a thousand lakes; of its history, its honest, warmhearted people; of its determination to maintain independence in the face of powerful neighbors.

In this setting the story of Lauri, small for his age but fired with the determination to become a great Olympic runner, takes on added meaning. Lauri faces many temptations pleasure trips and adventures, but these would lead him away from his goal, away from the rigid training necessary for success. Lauri has plenty of thrills, however, when he shows a group of American boys the sights of Helsinki, when he motors up to the Arctic Circle and sees the way the Laplanders live in that cold land. And in the end Lauri finds he has been wise for he gets his big chance at last.

Mrs. Bailey has provided many beautiful photographs taken during her stay in Finland, and these add immeasurably to the pleasure any young reader will find in this delightful story of a fascinating land.

from the dust jacket

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