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3.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 5 3.33 (12 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Martha Finley Narrator: Marguerite Gavin Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Original Elsie Classics Release Date: August 2008 ISBN: 9781455179084
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In a frightening incident, Elsie’s husband, Edward Travilla, narrowly survives an accidental shooting when friends tease son Edward, Jr., into firing a loaded pistol. The shot grazes Edward’s head, and he survives with only minor damage. Soon life in the Travilla household returns to its calm routine. In the meantime, Elsie welcomes a cousin from Scotland who brings a very special talent with him as well as news of her mother’s ancestral family.

Elsie and Edward take great delight in their burgeoning family. The aftermath of the Civil War provides them with many opportunities to uphold their heritage and faith in practical ways, but they are caught up in a campaign against a powerful adversary—the Ku Klux Klan—as they fight to protect the innocent from unjust persecution.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “There has been almost no character in American juvenile fiction which has attained more widespread interest and affection than Elsie.”

    Ladies Home Journal, 1893

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole G. | 12/9/2013

    " Sunshine and lollipops and rainbows everywhere! Yes, even during Reconstruction! Lots of KKK action, but Elsie's family is never harmed because they love Jesus. *yawn* "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alyssa | 7/5/2013

    " It was good, but I got bored in the middle so I basically just skimmed the rest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 5/9/2013

    " I really like this series although it's a bit Calvinistic in its theology, and it's a bit uber-Christian; i.e., the Christians are really, really good and the non-Christians are really, really bad. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marie | 12/1/2012

    " Good for the lolz. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Felicity | 9/21/2012

    " I love the Elsie Dinsmoor series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miriam | 4/22/2012

    " I think all the Elsie books are amazing!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bkwyrm | 3/6/2012

    " I had to stop for the moment. My teeth started hurting from the sweetness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elisabeth Gimenez | 7/30/2011

    " I just finished reading this one. It was reeally good. I like learning about the group in the book but it is sad what they did to "negroes" in those days, and how they burned down the black schools. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenna | 6/8/2011

    " This is the best book of the Elsie Dinsmore series. I love learning about this time in history!I especially like learning about the Klu Klux Klan and the civil war. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alyssa | 5/15/2011

    " It was good, but I got bored in the middle so I basically just skimmed the rest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miriam | 1/21/2009

    " I think all the Elsie books are amazing!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Felicity | 7/11/2008

    " I love the Elsie Dinsmoor series! "

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About the Author
Author Martha Finley

Martha Finley (1828–1909) was born in Ohio. She was a private educator in Pennsylvania until she became ill and moved to Elkton, Maryland, where at age twenty-six, she began her literary career as a means to support herself. She wrote twenty-eight Elsie books and was one of the most beloved children’s authors of all time, with over twenty-five million readers in both America and England.

About the Narrator

Marguerite Gavin is a seasoned theater veteran, a five-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly awards. Marguerite has been an actor, director, and audiobook narrator for her entire professional career. With over four hundred titles to her credit, her narration spans nearly every genre, from nonfiction to mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and children’s fiction. AudioFile magazine says, “Marguerite Gavin…has a sonorous voice, rich and full of emotion.”