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Five Little Peppers: And How They Grew Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-09-16 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 57 user ratings
ISBN:1400151236
LANGUAGE:English

" My grandmother gave me a copy of this when I was a girl, and it wasn't a complete edition. When I read the complete book to my children, I wondered why all children's literature isn't this sweet. We love it! " said.

" First in another great orphan series - Ben, Polly, Joel, Davie, and Phronsie actually have a mother, who is bravely bringing them up on virtually nothing. If only their deceased father's family hadn't turned their backs on the young Pepper family! " said.

" This was one of my favorite books as I was growing up, and I have no idea how many times I read it. It was one of the first books that, as a child, gave me a little understanding of what "hard times" might actually look like. I couldn't imagine needing to save sewing thread to be re-used! " said.

" This book is so sweet! I don't know how many times I've read it, but it never gets old. Every time I read it, it makes me laugh so hard I cry, but it's also very touching. What a happy world it would be if we all treated misfortune the way this family did! Not complaining or seeking pity, but always working hard to overcome our troubles and remembering what really matters. " said.

"My mom has raved about this book for years and couldn't believe that I hadn't read it. So when I saw it on CD at the library I decided to get it over with. The kids (the 8 to 14 crowd) and I actually enjoyed it but at the same time we kind of make fun of it by quoting the children in the sickly sweet voices that the reader uses. ("Polly, please tell us a story. Oh, do, Polly, do!" or "I must make a gingerbread boy for my poor sick man!") It has been compared to the Anne of Green Gables books but the action is much slower. I know that there is no way I would have gotten through it reading it aloud to the kids. I'm glad they liked it though." said.

" This is definitely an older book and it shows. With little details like the gas lighter was coming around because dusk had just started, are one of the reasons why I keep reading this book. " said.

" My oldest enjoyed this book! We started reading this aloud and it fell by the wayside, but she picked it up and finished it out! :) " said.

" A sweet tale of a poor family who worked together and sacrificed for each other. I enjoyed this book when I read it as a child. The first and second books were the best in the series. " said.

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