Erik's horses have become dangerous runaways. Creamery checks have been stolen. Warning threats appear in the snow. Kate, Anders, and Erik feel sure that unless the thief is found he will steal again. Who can they trust? And how can Papa's letter to Kate and the promise he gives make the difference? Set in 1906-1907 in the Wisconsin Northwest. 128 pages, softcover. Approximately Grade 5 & up.
Book 4 in the "Adventures of the Northwoods" series by Lois Walfrid Johnson.
On a cold January day, Kate walks three miles to pick up her family's creamery check, but discovers it was stolen the night before. No check means no money--at least for now. When Kate, Anders, and Erik discover some stolen loot, the mystery grows. Boot prints in the snow suddenly vanish, and someone leaves a threatening message. Who can they trust? What hidden danger hides outside the glow of a lantern? Mama says, "God will go with you," but how can Kate and her friends go beyond fear? As the thief appears and disappears, every warning points toward danger Will Papa make it home through the terrible winter storm? And what will happen to Lars, the younger stepbrother Kate has learned to love?
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