Even her Mama asks, "Where does Ovidie get these ideas?" We can ask that, too, of this fine-spirited, industrious youngster growing up in an obscure mountain area of Norway in the late 1800s, on a centuries-old farm, with a seemingly unchanging centuries old lifestyle. For Ovidie's hard-working parents, who have already raised three now-grown children, life is sufficient and good. So, what's there to change? They are untiring as they provide for the family in a faith-based, self-contained environment. Theirs is a caring home, a home where everyone has a role and a goal. Ovidie is the youngest, a strong-willed and thoroughly adored child; she has her role and fulfills it with diligence. And, yes, indeed, she has a goal, too, although it's her secret. Delightful to read and highly illustrated, this storybook is written as Ovidie lived--simply but with purpose. Enjoy the stories of Ovidie's growing up eager, and let messages from Ovidie's journey of life-lessons learned on the farm emerge from between the lines for reflection. Ponder the wonder of how we are influenced by the lives and decisions of our forbearers.