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Don't Cry Little Girl

(Tippy Parrish #4)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  60 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Tippy is (finally) forced to grow up when Ken is sent to Korea to fight for his country.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 1st 2000 by Image Cascade Publishing (first published 1952)
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Rebekah Morris
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I always have mixed emotions when I read this book. There's laughter, and tears. Why, Tippy? Why did you have to love him? But life isn't always as plain and straight forward as we might like it to be. Janet Lambert does a remarkable job of setting the stage for events, yet not breaking your heart entirely when the expected arrives. I just wanted to hug Tippy because I love her so much!

There are some euphemisms and some "darns" in the book. It is not a Christian book.
Sandra
Jan 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing
When I was a girl I LOVED all of Janet Lambert's books. I was so broken hearted when I read this one that I wrote her a letter. She actually answered me! I was so thrilled. I can't remember what she said, but I will always treasure that memory.
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Aug 23, 2007 rated it it was amazing
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Linda
Jan 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best Janet Lambert books of all the ones I have read so far. It's beautifully written, realistic, and nearly painful to read.

Tippy is 18 years old. Ken Prescott is returning home from a stint in post-war Germany and the book begins with her and the Parrish parents going to meet him at the airport. Tippy is suddenly deliriously in love! They have just 3 days together and Tippy plans the days with action-packed back to back fun. Unfortunately, Ken ends up with only a day and the
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Tippy is so young, only just turned 18, yet she has two fine young men in love with her. But her heart belongs to Ken Prescott (Book 2), the charming young lieutenant who has patiently waited for her, writing letters to her from Germany. Then Ken is assigned to Korea and has just a few days in DC before he must get on that plane. Tippy's parents take her there to see him, and the young lovers have just a few sweet days together before he must leave. They plan to marry when he returns in a year o ...more
Karen
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, this one is a heart-breaker... I admit I cried a lot through it. The Korean "Conflict" breaks out and Tippy is worried about her elder brother going back in the service as well as one of her two boyfriends who may end up there. Tippy is still wavering between Peter Jordon and Ken Prescott as the book begins. She finally makes her choice (Ken) only to have to send him off to Korea as part of a General's staff. It's difficult living from letter to letter but Tippy keeps herself busy attending ...more
Jan
Jan 13, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
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Susan
Feb 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Totally agree with Carolynne's review of this book. It is, hands down imo, the best of Janet Lambert's books. Painful, difficult, but very realistic and hopeful without being cloying. Some of JL's books are just a tiny bit too sweet, a tiny bit too perfect. This one just is pretty close to perfect.
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Janet Lambert, born in Crawfordsville, Indiana, was a popular girls' story author from 1941 through 1969 (and beyond to today). She wrote 54 books during that time about a number of different girls and their families. Her most popular series were about the Parrishes and the Jordons. These stories, and many of her other series, became entwined as the various characters met each other, married, and ...more

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