Freckles of the Limberlost Swamp, has entertained millions of people since the turn of the century. It is an engaging story about a courageous young man determined to overcome the hardships life has handed him and make a better life for himself. Left as an abused and handicapped child on the steps of an orphanage, Freckles grows up under horrid conditions. Unwilling to let his past defeat him, he sets out to make his way in the world. Uneducated, and unskilled, Freckles beats the odds, and lands a job with the Grand Rapid Lumber Co. as the timber watchman. But in order to keep the job he must face malicious timber thieves, snakes, and other creatures in the swamp. Like everything he does, Freckles attacks the challenges he faces with strength and determination, gaining the respect and admiration of his boss, co-workers, and even the creatures of the Limberlost swamp.