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I appreciate that the children (especially the two littlest) are presented as energetic and not at all always perfect little angels.
This review also appears on my blog, Read-at-Home Mom.In this second of three books based on a fictitious version of author Hilda van Stockum and her family, the Mitchells relocate to Montreal for Father's new job. To Mother's chagrin, the only house available to rent for the summer is a remote and rustic building near a lake without any modern amenities. Despite her initial reservations, however, she, Grannie, and the children have a wonderful time exploring nature and befriending the locals, M...
A very pleasing, mildly Enrighty sort of book about an American devout Catholic family spending a summer in rural Quebec. It reminded me, also, of The Nickel-Plated Beauty and the sequel to Roller Skates and Go the the Room of the Eyes and Miracles on Maple Hill. Any of you will like it.
This book is the sequel to Mitchells: Five for Victory. Mom read this book out loud to us when I was in high school.
Just as good as the first time through and this would be #4
I guess I forgot to add this when we actually read it, a few months ago. It was just as delightful as the others in this series, all of which my 11YO daughter and I loved reading aloud together. Actually, this one may have been my personal favorite b/c of the setting and reading about the summer adventures of the Mitchells while it was winter in PA. These will be cherished books for us in years to come.
Hilda Van Stockum does a wonderful job carrying the story forward from The Mitchell's - Five for Victory as the family spends the summer in Canada. Lots of outdoor experiences, mishaps and adventures!A few references to Catholicism, a few references to their financial struggles and a few french words or people that reference the french influence found in Canada, but this just brings authenticity to the writings. The narrator, Mary Sarah Agliotta does an excellent job bringing the Mitchell family...
Hilda van Stockum does it again! This second book in The Mitchells trilogy didn’t get off to quite the sterling start that the first book did, but it soon had me laughing, choking back tears and had my kids begging me for one more chapter.
Written in the 1940s, this book reflects the times. Children were given a lot more freedom to explore their world, and had many adventures that children today could not possibly have because they are too busy at one planned activity after another. I enjoyed it immensely!
Just what I like -- huge family, independent kids, even a dash of religion. I should find myself a copy.
10YO girl liked.