What better book to give to a beloved teacher than this one? Jesse Stuart's father was an illiterate sharecropper in Greenup County, Kentucky. Jesse Stuart hitch-hiked to Berea College asking for admission but was turned down so he persisted, and Lincoln Memorial University admitted him. He graduated in 1929 with James Still and Don West, and went on with them to Vanderbilt. After dropping out there, Stuart got a job teaching in a one-room school back in Greenup County and soon rose to County Superintendent of Schools there. Before long, his books were so successful that he became a full-time writer and lecturer.
New York: World Publishing Company, 1970. 315 pages. Hardback in dust jacket.