Title: A Place Called HomeA Place Called Home
Author: Janie Lynn Panagopoulos
Illustrator: Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen
Pages: 48
Recommended Ages: Beginner
Star Rating: ★★★★

I purchased this book at a garage sale from a lady who had actually lived near Michigan’s Mill as a child!

The Story.

When the Campbells moved to America from Scotland, they didn’t know that a war would be erupting between the colonies and Britain. And they certainly didn’t know that after settling into a home they would be ordered to leave it and move to a safer location.

But Campbells aren’t so easy to boss around. Papa Campbell has a plan – a plan that will make his family indispensable for patriot and Tory alike. He plans to open a sawmill which will supply lumber for all who need it.

But the plan is easier outlined than executed. Can the Campbells construct a mill that will stand the ravages of Patriot, Tory, and nature?


A Place Called Home is the story of one family’s determined battle for their home and independence. Although faced with hardships and opposition, they stood united as they strove with the land and with those who would oppose their family’s plan.

At the end of the story is included a timeline of the Straits of Mackinac which includes evolutionary references.

Conclusion. A great story of family faith and courage.

Review © 2014 Laura Verret

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