The Kellyhorns

The Kellyhorns

by Barbara Cooney
     
 

Anne of Green Gables meets The Parent Trap in this delightful tale set in a small Maine island town. When Penny Kellyhorn meets Pamela at the county fair, she is certain that she's found her long-lost twin sister. Soon they are joyfully reunited. But then scandal hits the town and threatens their newfound family.

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Anne of Green Gables meets The Parent Trap in this delightful tale set in a small Maine island town. When Penny Kellyhorn meets Pamela at the county fair, she is certain that she's found her long-lost twin sister. Soon they are joyfully reunited. But then scandal hits the town and threatens their newfound family.

Author Biography: Barbara Cooney's books for children have been loved by generations. Among the acclaimed books she wrote and illustrated are Eleanor, Island Boy, and Miss Rumphius.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Once Penny and Pamela discover that they are long-lost twins, nothing can slow their scheme to spark romantic interest between their father and their aunt. Lots of things get in the way—arson, kidnapping, a town scandal and Aunt Ivory's disappearance—to name only a few. Set in Maine and filled with spirited characters and old-fashioned charm reminiscent of Anne of Green Gables, this 1940s novel progresses quickly, with rarely a dull moment despite its 343-page length. Cooney brings this bygone era to life with colorful stories of Saturday night dances, community ice-skating and circuses come to town. Modern readers will be amused by nickel hamburgers and quaint colloquial speech. They will also be anxious to find out who burned the boardinghouse, where is Aunt Ivory, and will she marry Barnabas? Fortunately, all the dark clouds seem to have silver linings. Finding them, however, can be alternately surprising, dangerous and heartwarming. This book is part of the "Lost Treasures" series. 2001 (orig. 1942), Volo/Hyperion, $4.99 and $1.99. Ages 8 to 10. Reviewer: Betty Hicks

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786815234
Publisher:
Hyperion Books for Children
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Series:
Lost Treasures Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.08(h) x 0.59(d)

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