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This was a fun read. Pegeen is a lively little Irish girl who learns she must temper her wild behavior.
Pegeen is the book in the Bantry Bay trilogy that has a girl as the main character. Pegeen is a wild one, and her antics reveal a lot about the old Ireland, especially the west of Ireland where some horses run wild.
This is third in a trilogy set in Bantry Bay in Co. Kerry. Pegeen is a little girl - Peig, or Peggy, being short for Margaret for some reason I never understand. The -een means little. There is no fantasy occurrence which disappointed me as I preferred Patricia Lynch's books about the Turf-Cutter's Donkey. Pegeen and her pals Francie and another boy have mischevious adventures to stave off boredom. Pegeen is staying with her granny who is not well able to run after her. I remember at the start,
The third in the Bantry Bay series by this author, set in rural Ireland. Really fun book. It helps to have read at least the story before, where Pegeen and Francie meet each other, but the book can stand alone. Love the dialect and the descriptions of the children going to school, what they wear, how cherished a simple doll can be. Pegeen is a little girl all of 7 yrs, who lived alone in the hills with her grandmother, has never gone to school, and imagines things bigger than they actually happe...
This was my least favorite of the three Bantry Bay books. I must admit, I have my favorites and they are Francie and Liam! I wish they would have been in the story more, but it is Pegeen's story so I shouldn't really complain. Pegeen is still a character you will learn to love. Lessons of growing up and many virtues are scattered throughout story as Pegeen, Francie, and friends give us one, last read of exciting adventures!
Pegeen is a bit of an Irish Pippi, but with the family warmth, goodness, friendship, and wisdom that characterize Hilda van Stockum's books. So fun to read aloud with well-written Irish dialect, and includes a little Irish history and legend. I'm very glad to make the acquaintance of the Pegeen, everyone in the family, the priest, and Clementine, the milk cow who gets her daily tea and toast!
We only got to page 82. We just found it boring and hard to read.
A bit more complex than the first two books, but still very enjoyable. This gets into some detail on inter-family relationships.
10YO girl liked a lot.
Pegeen is a strong-willed fanciful girl who captured this mother's heart.
A bit too cute for me, possibly because there were two books ahead of this. My sympathy was with older sister Bridget, who found it hard to share her family with the mischievous Pegeen.
A wonderful end to the trilogy. Paul and I just loved reading it, and I think we were both misty eyed at the end.