Ruth develops a crush on the school bus driver, but finds herself conflicted when she also develops feelings for Mr. Stern and forceful, Grandma disapproves of their manners and their pursuits-- especially reading. And of course she ends up winning their affection. The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included. From United Kingdom to U. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text.
Sequel to 'The Exiles', which I quite enjoyed, this is a great story of a somewhat bohemian family with four daughters aged from six up to thirteen. Although McKay makes the fact that she has ulterior motives fairly obvious from the beginning, I think that the ten years between then-me and now-me allowed me to understand why Big Grandma acts as she does. From United Kingdom to U. I feel happy just thinking about them. Life is chaotic in their household, and they're usually late for everything. The girls feel themselves to be part of an amalgamation of sisters, which is occasionally divided into the Big Ones and the Little Ones.
If you can get past that, otherwise worth noting is a swear word repeated a few times, and a gross story someone tells of finding a corpse. Though it's Ruth who makes the initial commitment, all the sisters gradually get sucked in and pull the most amazing stunts to earn enough money each month. She wishes that she had written to authors as a child, but it never occurred to her to contact them Hilary now lives in a small village in Derbyshire with her family. However, for its age it is still very useable, and a great read. As soon as Holly came home from camp, she finished this first one, and the rest are now yearly rereads. Now I know it's because I don't live near the seaside and have a garden like Big Grandma.
And I enjoyed the journey quite a bit. Although I can't say I exactly like the girls--and they are hard to keep straight--I'm curious to find out what else happens to them. The girls and their adventures are funny. I sympathize entirely with their voracious appetite for books. Written in 1993, this book reads almost like one of the beloved books from my childhood, set in a rather more trusting period when children could go out and about by themselves and there few concerns about getting to know strangers so long as they were sensible. Register a Free 1 month Trial Account.
From United Kingdom to U. The characters all had their own personalitys, although it didnt describe what they look like or their age at any point of the book. It is almost unflaggingly funny or touching--often both. The characters seem like real kids, the misadventures are hilarious, and I can't wait to meet up with them again in the sequels. From a very early age she read voraciously and grew up in a household of readers.
The book is perfectly readable and fit for use, although it shows signs of previous ownership. I've been wanting to own a paperback copy of the series for god knows how long. It's literally a laugh out loud book--I can't quite remember where I laughed especially hard, but these girls do manage to get themselves into situations. On top of that, they are sent off on a forced vacation -- with the capable and therefore fearsome Big Grandma -- to keep them out of the way during the house renovations. Not as strong as the Casson family books but still enjoyable. I was really glad that Hilary McKay put in the bit you quoted about expecting a child to write grateful letters -- as you say, it doesn't address in depth the problems of that kind of charity, but it does at least acknowledge them.
Please respect the publisher and the author for their copyrighted creations. However, for its age it is still very useable, and a great read. The spine is likely creased and the cover scuffed or slightly torn. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. All four girls seem unable to avoid hilarious situations. The characters all had their own personalitys, although it didnt describe what they look like or their age at any point of the book.
The English sisters sponsor a boy in Africa and must come up with 10 pounds every month to support him in school. This is one of her older books, and I don't think she'd perfected her style quite yet, even though I still laughed my head off once in the break room at work, I was laughing so loudly that the children' I've been on a Hilary McKay kick ever since I read Saffy's Angel. I think my favorite one is when Rachel and Phoebe decide to sell extra lunches at their school, sandwiches made in a shed and occasionally contaminated with dog hair. From United Kingdom to U. Something of a modern-day well, 1990s Little Women. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. This is McKay's best book by far; while the sequels aren't bad, only this one captures the individuality of the characters and gives them enough unchecked freedom to be themselves.