Plumfield, the school where the boys learn "how to help themselves and be useful men", has a spirited student body that includes - in addition to the Bhaers' two sons - Nat, an orphaned street musician, cold and frightened when he first appears at the Bhaers' door; business-minded Tommy; Dan, a "wild boy" eventually tamed by love and kindness; and other endearing little mischief-makers.
Outside the classroom, the boys rush headlong from one prank to another - from playing matador with the family cow to nearly setting the school afire with a smoldering cigar stub. But in the end, they prove to have a positive effect on the lives of the entire Bhaer family.
With tales ranging from tearful to cheerful, this heartwarming unabridged classic promises readers an exciting and fun-filled visit to nineteenth-century America.
(From the Timeless Classics shelf.)