Jenny is not very happy about spending an afternoon with her great-aunts. It really seems scary, and what will they do in that big old house? What a surprise, as she and Aunt Abby end up in the attic, dancing to the Victrola and then enjoying a delightful tea downstairs with Aunt Claire.
Gr 2-4-- One wintry afternoon, while her parents run errands, Jenny is left with her great-aunts Abby and Clare. She dreads the visit, anticipating a long afternoon of dreary boredom in the neat and tidy Victorian atmosphere of their home. Indeed, the day begins on a stifling note, with the young girl sitting and listening to a clock tick in an immaculate parlor. Aunt Abby, becoming aware of Jenny's ennui, takes her up to an attic filled with old games, toys, and clothing. By afternoon's end, the girl has realized the delights of her grand old great-aunts. Nostalgic illustrations in soft colored pencil enhance the quiet simplicity of this appealing cross-generational story. --Anna DeWind, Milwaukee Public Library