Thursday, May 22, 2014

2014 book 112

Noel Streatfeild's The Bell Family
I have been waiting and waiting for some of Streatfeild's classic books--some of my favorites when I was a kid--to make it to Kindle, and finally one did! I have no idea why it wasn't, like, Ballet Shoes (her most famous), but I did always enjoy this story of a reverend's eccentric family (the version I had was called Family Shoes. This new edition has, hilariously, a quiz at the end to see which Bell child you are). I also think a reverend's family having a red dog named Esau is some A++ nerdery. High fives all around. Anyway, this is just as charming and heartwarming (without being overly sentimental or religious) as I remembered.

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