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Reviewed by Tracy A. Fischer for Readers' Favorite
Don Gutteridge has done it again! In a wonderful follow up to Summer's Idyll, the book that first introduced his readers to protagonist "Billy" or "Junior," this second work, Winter's Descent, continues this lovely story and will certainly keep readers enthralled from beginning to end. Following Billy and his life as he moves with his mother to the countryside of Ontario during the Second World War, the story is one that provides deeply personal historical detail that Gutteridge's fans have come to know and love. Billy is eleven now, and his father is fighting in the war. He attends a one-room schoolhouse, which serves as the main setting for this novel. With twenty-six students and an impressive teacher, Miss Neilson, the life of this boy and his friends from school S.S. No. 9 is one that any young reader, or any reader looking for a book that will lend them a great deal of nostalgia, will simply love!
I so enjoyed Winter's Descent. Author Don Gutteridge has again provided a story in which the reader will truly feel as if they have been picked up and placed in Ontario in 1945, so detailed is the work. Readers who are looking for a superficial read without much use of description will probably not enjoy Gutteridge's work, but for those of us who love a realistic and highly informative work of fiction in a historical setting, this book is simply amazing. I am so pleased to again highly recommend a book by author Don Gutteridge, Winter's Descent, and I certainly hope that I have the chance to read more of his excellent work in the future!