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Leave It to Beany! (Beany Malone #3)

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The Malones are eager to meet their Irish cousin, Sheila McBride, but find that she is not as they had envisioned her. Beany's attempts to "improve" Sheila's appearance and personality miserably fail. Beany takes her "do-gooder" instincts and assists Eve Baxter, an advice columnist for the Call, in the typing of her column. Beany ignores Eve Baxter's admonitions and finds ...more
Paperback, 266 pages
Published November 28th 1999 by Image Cascade Publishing (first published 1948)
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Aug 23, 2008 Hannah Messler rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Hannah by: Momma
My Momma has good taste in young adult fiction.
I'm just starting this book, and have to say, the honesty of the characters is refreshing, and, considering the times, way ahead of the times. This book was written in 1950. Imagine a distant cousin coming into one's life and living at your house, who dresses in garish clothes, and doesn't seem to want to fit in to the college scene, such as it was in those days...apparently peer pressure existed then, too. Our book group decided to read Beany Malone books for our next get-together - Weber wrote ...more
Mar 23, 2017 Margaret rated it really liked it
Like all Beany Malone books it is slightly painful to read. She gets to scrapes and doesn't get out until the end so I can't put it down until everything is right again. Never liked her boyfriend, nor when she thinks she can take things into her own hands without advice. Over all though it was another good Beany Malone book.
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Feb 22, 2011 Melody rated it it was ok
Meh. Beany is obnoxious, Mary Fred is clueless, Johnny is abstracted, Dad is absent, the housekeeper is stupid, the cousin is stiff-necked but multiply-wronged, the advice columnist is a crusty old saint with a heart of gold, the old guy is a demented and pitiful thing except when he's being noble, the boyfriend is a dork, the girlfriend's mother is clueless, the plot is a cardboard cut-out. I knew exactly where we were going. Hell, I even knew where the confounded bracelet was. But still, I rea ...more
Oct 12, 2007 Wendy rated it liked it
Kinda want to slap Beany for the way she treats Sheila, though I love how Emerson Worth steps in.
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reread from HS
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Lenora Mattingly, though born in Missouri, lived most of her life in Denver, Colorado. In 1916 she married Albert Herman Weber and was the mother of six children.

Weber's first book, Wind on the Prairie, was published in 1929. From 1930 through 1962 she wrote short stories for magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post, McCall's, and Good Housekeeping. Her last book was published posthumously in
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