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Louly (Chrys and Cordy #2)

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Chrys' friend Louly of Two Are Better Than One (1968) is almost fifteen in 1908 Warsaw, Idaho, keeping house for the summer while her parents go Back East (Michigan) to visit a sick grandmother. Promising Mother that she will be responsible and ten-year-old Pooh-Bah that they will have fun, Louly fulfills both commitments while managing to further her own romantic and othe ...more
Hardcover, 198 pages
Published January 28th 1974 by Macmillan
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Oct 15, 2009 Emily rated it liked it
Shelves: second-childhood
This sequel to Two are Better Than One, is like it's predecessor, a lighthearted period piece and a pleasant read. We are back in the small town of Warsaw, Idaho, in the year 1908, but the focus in this story is not on the twin-like friendship of Chrys and Cordy, but rather on Chrys' next door neighbor, 15 year old Louly (Louisa Lee). This is at first disconcerting. Louly made no appearance in the first book, yet she is such a strong character, and so clearly relishes orchestrating the fun of he ...more
Nov 09, 2012 Audrey rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of the Betsy-Tacy series
This book wasn't quite as charming and endearing as the first one, but it was still very enjoyable. It took me a while to get past the fact that two of the characters were nicknamed Ko-Ko and Poo-Bah! Speaking of Poo-Bah, she was quite a funny character that provided a lot of unintentional comic relief.

Like the previous book, this one reminded me a bit of the Betsy-Tacy books. There were even a few more B-T references, such as the play of Uncle Tom’s Cabin and a chapter title about "the great w
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Jul 30, 2012 Amanda Harris rated it really liked it
This was such a lovely story . Louly is in that "in-between" stage of womanhood and childhood, and I think she handles it rather gracefully--even when she leaves out the baking powder of the baking powder biscuits! Unaware, she inspires a friend to enjoy being herself by her example of enjoying being HERself.

What DID children do before television, i-pad's, etc?? Louly, her younger sister and two other girl friends had a frolickingly good time in their backyard acting out plays, camping, and ot
Dec 12, 2010 Hilary rated it it was amazing
I'd like to give this fun summer sequel to 'Two Are Better Than One' a four and a half stars.

Louly is a fifteen-year-old left in charge of her younger sister and caring for her older brother while their parents go back east to visit their ailing grandmother. Louly is a girl with a love for playing-like, public speech, and living up to the adjective her mother gave her - responsible. She cares for her family with the assistance of Cordy and Crys, her neighbor friends, and their parents/guardians.
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Born Caroline Ryrie, American author of over 30 juvenile and adult books. Her novel Caddie Woodlawn won the 1936 Newbery Medal.

Brink was orphaned by age 8 and raised by her maternal grandmother, the model for Caddie Woodlawn. She started writing for her school newspapers and continued that in college. She attended the University of Idaho for three years before transferring to the University of Cal
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