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Our Frank and other stories   By: (1848-1899)

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Our Frank and other stories by Amy Walton is a delightful collection of short stories that captivate readers of all ages. Set in the late 19th century, each story takes us on a unique journey through the lives of various characters, revealing their triumphs, struggles, and the enduring power of the human spirit.

One of the standout stories in this collection is "Our Frank," which follows the life of a young boy named Frank who finds himself orphaned and alone. Despite his unfortunate circumstances, Frank maintains an unwavering optimism and determination to create a better life for himself. Through his heartwarming innocence and resourcefulness, Frank not only wins the hearts of the people around him but also teaches us the value of resilience and hope amidst adversity.

Another notable story is "The Christmas Guest," a heartwarming tale that beautifully captures the joy of the holiday season. Walton skillfully paints a vivid picture of a small village filled with love, warmth, and a sense of community. As the townsfolk prepare for Christmas, unexpected circumstances bring a stranger into their lives, revealing the true essence of the holiday spirit — kindness, generosity, and the importance of reaching out to those in need.

Throughout the book, Walton's writing style shines with its rich descriptions and vivid imagery. She effortlessly transports readers into the charming settings of each story, making us feel as if we're walking alongside the characters, sharing their joys and sorrows. Her ability to convey emotions and create relatable characters adds depth to the stories, making them feel real and leaving a lasting impact on the reader.

What sets this collection apart is its ability to appeal to readers of all ages. Amy Walton's storytelling transcends generational boundaries, offering thought-provoking messages and life lessons that resonate universally. Whether you're a child or an adult, each story leaves you with a renewed appreciation for the power of compassion, the importance of family, and the strength we find in ourselves when faced with challenges.

In conclusion, Our Frank and other stories by Amy Walton is a magical collection that will tug at your heartstrings and leave you feeling uplifted. With its endearing characters, beautifully crafted narratives, and timeless themes, this book is a timeless treasure that will continue to inspire readers for generations to come.

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Our Frank, and other stories, by Amy Walton.

Here we have half a dozen short stories, in that wonderful Amy Walton style, so very evocative of dear England as it used to be.

Frank thinks life at home is a bit hard, as his father expects so much of him, so he runs away. After several adventures he finds himself in a very awkward situation, as the young companion he had fallen in with turns out to be a thief. Luckily the thief's victim realises that Frank is not a bad lad after all, makes no charge against him, and even takes him home. So all is well that ends well.

For the most part the other stories have a moral to tell, but they are all charming, and you will enjoy reading to them or listening to them.




" From east to west, At home is best ." German proverb .

It was a mild spring evening, and Mrs Frank Darvell was toiling slowly up Whiteleaf Hill on her way back from market. She had walked every step of the way there to sell her ducklings, and now the basket on her arm was heavy with the weight of various small grocery packets... Continue reading book >>

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