Synopses & Reviews
The Little House books have captivated millions of readers with their story of Laura Ingalls, a pioneer girl-growing up on the American frontier. Now travel back three generations before Laura's and read the story of Martha Morse, the little girl who would grow up to leave Scotland and start a new life in America, and who would become Laura Ingalls Wilder's great-grandmother.
In The Far Side of Loch seven-year-old Martha is lonely and restless. The Stone House was filled with people during the holidays, but now the cousins have gone home, Martha's father is traveling, her brothers are at school, and her older sister, Grisie, is too busy brooding over her embroidery to pay any attention to Martha. Her new pet hedgehog makes things a bit more fun, and then Father comes home with some thrilling newsand suddenly Martha's house is bustling with excitement!
The Far Side of Loch is the second book in The Martha Years, an ongoing series about another spirited girl from America's most beloved pioneer family.
Seven-year-old Martha is lonely and bored. Father is away, her brothers are at school, and Grisie is busy with her embroidery.Then Father comes home with some thrilling news; Martha's cousins are moving to the house across the loch. Suddenly Martha's house is bustling with excitement. Illustrations.
In this second book of the "Martha Years" series, seven-year-old Martha is lonely and bored after the fun-filled holidays. Her new pet hedgehog makes things a bit more fun, and then her father comes home with the thrilling news that Martha's cousins are moving to the house across the loch. R: HarperCollins.
Growing up in Scotland in 1789 is very exciting for Martha Morse. When word comes that her cousins are moving into the house across the loch, she can hardly believe the good news.
About the Author
Melissa Wiley, the author of the Charlotte Years and the Martha Years series, has done extensive research on early-nineteenth-century New England life. She lives in Virginia with her husband, Scott, and her daughters, Kate, Erin, and Eileen.