Margaret Sidney


Born
in New Haven, Conn., The United States
June 22, 1844

Died
August 02, 1924

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Pen name of Harriet Mulford Stone Lothrop.

The Pepper family would soon become beloved by readers all over America. Young people avidly followed the adventures of Ben, Polly, Joel, Davie, and Phronsie. While faced with many plausible trials and obstacles they remain eternally optimistic in the face of adversity, and reflect the real life issues of so many of their readers. Their universally appealing wholesome values and lives are not burdened with a heavy moralising tone which was present in many other popular works of the day.


Average rating: 4.01 · 26,207 ratings · 643 reviews · 47 distinct worksSimilar authors
Five Little Peppers and How...

4.03 avg rating — 23,065 ratings — published 1881 — 281 editions
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Five Little Peppers Midway ...

3.81 avg rating — 825 ratings — published 1890 — 74 editions
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Five Little Peppers Grown U...

3.89 avg rating — 460 ratings — published 1892 — 75 editions
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Five Little Peppers at School

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Five Little Peppers Abroad ...

3.81 avg rating — 345 ratings — published 1902 — 29 editions
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Five Little Peppers - The C...

4.18 avg rating — 157 ratings — published 1881
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Five Little Peppers and The...

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Five Little Peppers in the ...

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Phronsie Pepper (Five Littl...

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The Adventures of Joel Pepp...

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Five Little Peppers and How... Five Little Peppers Midway Five Little Peppers Grown Up The Stories Polly Pepper To... The Adventures of Joel Pepper Five Little Peppers Abroad
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“NEW FRIENDS”
Margaret Sidney, Five Little Peppers and How They Grew

“The matter is," said Jasper, putting his face out, "that as I could not possibly make you hear my calls, I chose to break the window. Have the goodness to let my father and me at once out of this vehicle.”
Margaret Sidney, Five Little Peppers Midway

“I've always found," said Dr. Fisher, springing from his chair, "that all you had to do to start a thing was to—begin.”
Margaret Sidney, Five Little Peppers Grown Up

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April 2016 Juvenile Fiction Genre BOM: family saga/bildungsroman

Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney
Published in 1881
'To help mother': that was the goal of each and every one of the five Pepper children. Yet even as 'Mamsie' struggles hard to feed and educate her brood, she still manages to fill the house with joy. The adventures of this poor but loving family - Ben, Polly, Joel, Davie and the adored youngest, Phronsie - have charmed young readers for more than a century. Overflowing with warmth, suspense and many delightful surprises, this classic remains as compelling as ever.

 
  3 votes, 37.5%

Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
Published in 1936
Pauline, Petrova and Posy are orphans determined to help out their new family by joining the Children's Academy of Dancing and Stage Training. But when they vow to make a name for themselves, they have no idea it's going to be such hard work! They launch themselves into the world of show business, complete with working papers, the glare of the spotlight, and practice, practice, practice! Pauline is destined for the movies. Posy is a born dancer. But practical Petrova finds she'd rather pilot a plane than perform a pirouette. Each girl must find the courage to follow her dream.

 
  3 votes, 37.5%

The Mitchells Five for Victory by Hilda van Stockum
The Mitchells: Five for Victory by Hilda van Stockum
Published in 1945
Awards: National Jewish Book Award for Children's Literature (1952), The Charles W. Follett Award (1951)
The five Mitchell children are based on the author's own family. In the first of three books about their adventures, Daddy has just gone off to World War II. One of his final words to his daughter Joan is, "No dogs " She would dearly love such a pet, but life is full and so many new friends -- pets as well as people -- join the Mitchells, she hardly has time to think about dogs. The children form a club to do their part for the war-effort -- first and foremost helping Mother, of course. Humorous and tender incidents combine with delightful illustrations to make the Mitchells truly unforgettable.

 
  1 vote, 12.5%

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Foreman Lewis
Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Foreman Lewis
Published in 1932
Awards: Newbery Medal (1933), Lewis Carroll Shelf Award (1960)
When Young Fu arrives with his mother in bustling 1920s Chungking, all he has seen of the world is the rural farming village where he has grown up. He knows nothing of city life. But the city, with its wonders and dangers, fascinates the thirteen-year-old boy, and he sets out to make the best of what it has to offer him.
First published in 1932, Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze was one of the earliest Newbery Medal winners. Although China has changed since that time, Young Fu's experiences, like making friends, are timeless.

 
  1 vote, 12.5%

All-of-a-Kind Family (All-of-a-Kind Family, #1) by Sydney Taylor
All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor
Published in 1951
It's the turn of the century in New York's Lower East Side and a sense of adventure and excitement abounds for five young sisters - Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte and Gertie. Follow along as they search for hidden buttons while dusting Mama's front parlor, or explore the basement warehouse of Papa's peddler's shop on rainy days. The five girls enjoy doing everything together, especially when it involves holidays and surprises. But no one could have prepared them for the biggest surprise of all!

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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