Five Little Peppers and How They Grew

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Applewood Books, Jun 1, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 420 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  - BonnieJune54 - LibraryThing

I don't remember this from my childhood. I love visiting the pleasant land of Classic children's books too much to have considered giving this one up but it isn't the best for an adult. The first half ... Read full review

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The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sydney; Y/A; (4*) Going back to my youth to read this again, I enjoyed it every bit as much as I did then or perhaps even more. With 7 children in ... 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.

JAMES SIDNEY is a professional photographer. His first book of nature photographs was Images of Our Inheritance. He has been studying karate since the age of eight, and is presently a black belt, third degree. His master, Masami Tsuruoka, is based in Canada and is affiliated with schools in the U.S., Peru, Australia, Italy and Barbados. Tsuruoka provided the necessary letters of introduction that allowed Sidney access to the masters interviewed in this book. James Sidney currently runs a non-profit dojo in Milton, Ontario.

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