Hardcover Book, Five Little Peppers and How They Grew, Margaret Sidney, Young Adult, Literature, Fiction, Illustrated
A wonderful hardcover young adult book entitled Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney. Illustrated by William Sharp.
Times are tough around the little brown house! The widowed Mrs. Pepper has to sew all day long just to earn enough to pay the rent and to feed the five growing Peppers. But she faces poverty and trouble with a stout heart, a smiling face, and the help of her jolly brood: blue-eyed Ben, the eldest and the man of the house at the age of 11; pretty Polly, so eager to cook for the family and make everyone happy and comfortable; and the three littlest Peppers, Joel, Davie, and baby Phronsie. A favorite of children, parents, and teachers for generations, this heartwarming classic first appeared in 1880. Since then, it has inspired countless young imaginations with its tender tales of the ways in which courage and good cheer can overcome adversity.
Harriett Lothrop was an American author also known by her pseudonym Margaret Sidney (1844 – 1924). In addition to writing popular children's stories, she ran her husband Daniel Lothrop's publishing company after his death. After they bought The Wayside country house, they worked hard to make it a center of literary life.
8¼ inches x 5½ inches
Published by Grosset & Dunlap -- 1948 -- Color and Black & White Drawings.
This book is in very good condition. The binding is intact and the inside front and back cover and flyleaves have full color illustrations. The edges are worn especially the corners. Pages are yellowed from age. This book is 74 years old.
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