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FIVE LITTLE PEPPERS AND HOW THEY GREW
     

FIVE LITTLE PEPPERS AND HOW THEY GREW

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by Margaret Sidney
 

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CONTENTS


A HOME VIEW

MAKING HAPPINESS FOR MAMSIE

MAMSIE'S BIRTHDAY

TROUBLE FOR THE LITTLE BROWN HOUSE

MORE TROUBLE

HARD DAYS FOR POLLY

THE CLOUD OVER THE LITTLE BROWN HOUSE

JOEL'S TURN

SUNSHINE AGAIN

A THREATENED BLOW

Overview

CONTENTS


A HOME VIEW

MAKING HAPPINESS FOR MAMSIE

MAMSIE'S BIRTHDAY

TROUBLE FOR THE LITTLE BROWN HOUSE

MORE TROUBLE

HARD DAYS FOR POLLY

THE CLOUD OVER THE LITTLE BROWN HOUSE

JOEL'S TURN

SUNSHINE AGAIN

A THREATENED BLOW

SAFE

NEW FRIENDS

PHRONSIE PAYS A DEBT OF GRATITUDE

A LETTER TO JASPER

JOLLY DAYS

GETTING A CHRISTMAS FOR THE LITTLE ONES

CHRISTMAS BELLS!

EDUCATION AHEAD

BRAVE WORK AND THE REWARD

POLLY IS COMFORTED

PHRONSIE

GETTING READY FOR MAMSIE AND THE BOYS

WHICH TREATS OF A GOOD MANY MATTERS

POLLY'S DISMAL MORNING

POLLY'S BIG BUNDLE




FIVE LITTLE PEPPERS




A HOME VIEW


The little old kitchen had quieted down from the bustle and confusion
of mid-day; and now, with its afternoon manners on, presented a holiday
aspect, that as the principal room in the brown house, it was eminently
proper it should have. It was just on the edge of the twilight; and the
little Peppers, all except Ben, the oldest of the flock, were enjoying
a "breathing spell," as their mother called it, which meant some
quiet work suitable for the hour. All the "breathing spell" they could
remember however, poor things; for times were always hard with them
nowadays; and since the father died, when Phronsie was a baby, Mrs.
Pepper had had hard work to scrape together money enough to put bread
into her children's mouths, and to pay the rent of the little brown
house.

But she had met life too bravely to be beaten down now. So with a stout
heart and a cheery face, she had worked away day after day at making
coats, and tailoring and mending of all descriptions; and she had seen
with pride that couldn't be concealed, her noisy, happy brood growing
up around her, and filling her heart with comfort, and making the little
brown house fairly ring with jollity and fun.

"Poor things!" she would say to herself, "they haven't had any bringing
up; they've just scrambled up!" And then she would set her lips together
tightly, and fly at her work faster than ever. "I must get schooling for
them some way, but I don't see how!"

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013519671
Publisher:
SAP
Publication date:
11/28/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
180 KB
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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Five Little Peppers and how They Grew 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a great book yet the beggining needed a little help, but the rest was truly amazing it teaches a lesson that i will never forget " money is not everything" i totally recomend it for kids 4th grade and up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For 4th grade
tzevia More than 1 year ago
I've been reading "Five Little Peppers" over and over again for probably about a decade now. It gives me a window into a time period and a lifestyle that are completely foreign. The story of the five Pepper children and their mother, Mrs. Pepper, trying to eke out a living in post-WWII America is heartwarming, although that sounds cheesy. It's kind of a simplistic tale, but it really makes you feel the way the characters do - their enthusiasm, their despair, the challenges and triumphs of their daily lives spring to life. The relationships that the family members have with each other are what sustains them and ultimately leads them to success. Part of the allure of this book is how wholesome and full of values it is - everyone's heart is in the right place, for fun they tell stories to each other (no video games or TV in sight), and the family's optimism, self-reliance and dedication are boundless. Plus, as with all feel-good stories, of course there's a happy ending. This would be a good choice for anyone ages 8 and up who has read this far and is still interested. :)
library2 More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite books. Appropriate for preteens and early teenagers. Tells a story of family at the turn of the 19th century in American history when a great many hardships had to be overcome just like with todays families.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a good book for those of us who do not enjoy sinking in the quagmire of Old English, &ct. It has a nice storyline and good characters. It is definantly not my favorite book, however.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A book about five children who live in poverty, but are still very optomistic about things! Very excellent surprise ending. I truly reccomend this book.
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I love this book so much. You should read it. Its so good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My mom used to read this book to me and my sisters.
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I have not read this book yet, but have heard that it is very good. My grandma loved it.
bennigan04 More than 1 year ago
I turned 60 last week. This is the first book I read over and over and over as a child. Also the sequel as well. I could never get enough of this story. The best kid book ever.
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Erica Mena-Landry More than 1 year ago
Rendes much of the text gibberish.
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