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Time for Lissa

3.2  ·  Rating Details ·  5 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Hardcover, 139 pages
Published 1959
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Apr 30, 2015 Snickerdoodle rated it it was ok
It wasn't terrible. It was very readable. There just wasn't anything particularly 'special' about it - or memorable. This is written in 1959 so I suppose that can be taken into account.

Lissa lives in The Home for Orphans. The 9 year olds each get to go spend a week with a family of The Kind Ladies. Mrs Coatsworth is very busy with all her volunteer work. Mr Coatsworth has to work but when he gets home, he spends time with Lissa. It's a very busy household, everything done on a rigid schedule, n
Sep 28, 2012 Melody rated it liked it
An interesting twist on the classic orphan tale. Lissa goes on a week-long visit to one of the Kind Ladies who administer the orphanage and finds that many of her fondest wishes come true. And then she finds that her fondest wishes are maybe... not what she wanted after all. Nicely unexpected.

There are parts that I found simply brilliant and enchanting, like the grandma that Lissa compares to a vacuum cleaner because she comes with all sorts of "extra attachments" and there's a vision that will
Feb 28, 2010 Betsy rated it it was ok
I was appalled by the ending of this book. I mean, it's a nice story, but ... sheesh.
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American's children writer, as well as teacher and editor, known for her Appalachian fiction. Caudill graduated from Wesleyan College and, in 1922, received her master's degree from Vanderbilt University. She taught English in high school and college, and worked briefly as an editor. She moved to Urbana, Illinois, when she married James Ayars in 1931.

Caudill's book, Tree of Freedom, was a Newbery
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