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Monday, February 1, 2010

The Five Little Peppers And How They Grew - by Margaret Sidney

The Five Little Peppers And How They Grew
by Margaret Sidney

Could be there be anything lovelier then a houseful of children who love each other dearly, and who strive to honor and help their dear loving Mother?
This is the endearing story which begins the Five Little Peppers series.
Ben, Polly, Joel, Davy, and Phronsie Pepper all have their faults like all children, (and one of the reasons why this story is such a winner), fighting, complaining, and having fits sometimes, but through it all sticking to their family, and trying to make each others lives even just a tiny bit brighter.
Polly helps her "Mamsie" with cooking, sewing, and tending to the little ones. Ben has a small job to help earn money as well, and the little ones help in any way they can.
Highlights of the book were when they befriended the lonely rich boy, Jasper, when they make their very own Christmas happen, and Polly and Phronsie's trip to the city.
The Five Little Peppers teach many sweet lessons of love and sacrifice, and also how, even if you don't have much money, you can still have a beautiful life - it's all what you do with the life that's before you.
I would recommend this book for any age as a read aloud, or ages 8-100. :-)


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