Marja, often told she is not strong enough to do strenuous chores or attend school, discovers her own inner strength when, on her way home from school, she uses her skis to help a lumberjack who has fallen through the ice.
- ISBN: 9780888996749
- Author: Pendziwol, Jean E.
- Illustrator: Marton, Jirina
- Published: 2007, Groundwood Books
- Themes: 19th Century, Courage, father and child, Finland, Great Lakes, immigrant, inner strength, logger, loss of father, oil-pastels, Rescue, Scandinavian heritage, ski and skiing, struggling
- Descriptors: Canada, Historical Fiction, Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9)
- No. of pages: 32