Five Little Peppers and How They Grew

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Applewood Books, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 410 pages
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This children's classic, first published in 1881, which tells the story of the widowed Mrs. Pepper and her five children-Ben, Polly, David, Joel, and Phronsie, continues to resonate with readers today. Without being saccharine, the book reveals the true value of family. When the children, or Five Little Peppers as they are known in Badgertown, wish they could afford a special birthday celebration for their mother, Mamsie, she says, with a smile like a flash of sunshine, "I don't want any other celebration . . . than to look around on you all. I'm rich now, and that's a fact." This is the first in a series of books about the inhabitants of the Little Brown House.

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User Review  - Karin7 - LibraryThing

This is a delightful, well done children's classic that was first published in 1880. Almost too good to be true, except that I have stayed with families this lovely in real life, the Peppers suffer ... Read full review

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User Review  - Karin7 - LibraryThing

Two stars for this abysmal recording of a 4 star classic children's book. Sally Darling was NOT the woman for this job. Her voice makes 11 year old Polly sound like a middle aged matron from the first ... Read full review

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Margaret Sidney's real name was Harriett Stone (1844-1924). She was born in Connecticut and authored twelve books about the Pepper clan. She is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Massachusetts.

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