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The Bobbsey Twins in a Great City (Original Bobbsey Twins #9)

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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - "Oh, there comes my skate off again! Freddie, have you got any paste in your pocket?" "Paste, Flossie! What good would paste be to fasten on your skate?" "I don't know, but it might do some good. I can't make th ...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published October 15th 2005 by 1st World Library - Literary Society (first published January 1st 1917)
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May 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At their home in Lakeport on the shores of Lake Metoka the Bobbsey Twins, Fred and Flossie and Nan and Bert, were going to visit the Meredith Zoo prior to their father having to go on business to New York. On their way back they encounter an ugly looking character who makes a hasty departure just before the Bobbsey's car hits a hole in the unmade road.

The family are taken to the Meredith home where they meet the caretaker Jack Whipple, who, while they await a repair truck, tells them a sad story
Originally published in 1917 under the title The Bobbsey Twins in a Great City, The Bobbsey Twins' Search in the Great City is the first book I've read of this series. When I started reading mysteries, I plunged straight in with the teenagers--Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, a few Dana Girls, and Trixie Belden. I always thought the Bobbsey twins would be a bit young for my tastes. So, you might ask, why did I pick this one up now? Well, my mom had mentioned that she had read some of them when she wa ...more
Debbie Phillips
Oct 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Kids 2nd or 3rd grade and up.. and adults
The twins have never gotten in more trouble than they have in the big city... New York City. They got lost a couple times, once in Grand Central Station. Freddie got rescued by a fireman... and since he wants to be one when he grows up he thought it was grand fun!!! His mother was not as pleased about it as he was. :-) The smaller set of twins got in more trouble than the older set, of course. And the smaller set of twins even got their older siblings in trouble once because they didn't obey. I ...more
Reading on Gutenberg, because children's series written around the turn of the century fascinate me (not their updated incarnations, with all their political-correctness). Just the fact that Mr Bobbsey calls his children fat (in an admiring way) is hilarious! But dated or no, these parents need to either up their skills or get some leashes for the younger kids. Exhibit A: On losing his children for the bajillionth time, Mr Bobbsey says, "Now, as I said, don't worry. In a city children are always ...more
Aubree Bowling
Dec 15, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I normally find these books quaint and cute but this one was just annoying. The younger twins in this story repeatedly get separated from their parents on 5 or 6 occasions in NYC. It wasn't charming that they got lost on the subway, in the zoo, in the midst of a FIRE, snuck onto a cop car, went into both a turtle habitat and an elephant one, etc. Their parents never really got after them, either. I get that it was the turn of the century and fictional obviously, but to me, these were written FOR ...more
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This should have been titled "The Bobbsey Twins get lost and run away every 2 pages and never get in trouble or in any danger even though they get lost/run away in the middle of New York City even when their parents tell them to stay still in fact instead of getting in trouble they are often rewarded for getting lost/running away and it happens so often you'll want to scream and/or throw the book across the room" but I suppose that would be too long a title and not the greatest endorsement for a ...more
Oct 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although somewhat dated, The Bobsey Twins' series has value for 8-12 year olds. I read it to my 8 year old and she enjoyed the story. And there was vocabulary she learned, but it wasn't so above her head that she became disinterested or frustrated. The text was written so difficult vocabulary can be understood thru the context of the story. The parenting depicted in the book may offend some helicopter parents of today. But it's a story from a different time.
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I read every Bobbsey Twins adventures I could get my hands on from the age of 9 through 11. Summers were wonderful and I could borrow from the library and read these books. I could borrow 8 books every 2 weeks. Soon, I needed more than that and had to fight the librarian for more books. Now, I can do 8 books in a day. Sigh.
Kristine Hansen
Good grief, can't those younger Bobbsey's stay put for a second? As a parent I'm horrified at how quickly they wander off - even after being told several times not to. Sheesh! Sorry, can't give this one better - too many coincidences though I enjoyed the trip to New York City with all the Twins. A fun read, but not their best.
Feb 20, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I spent a week or more at my Grandparents during the summer. They had all the Bobbsey Twin books and many Nancy Drew books. So I would lay in my Grandmother's garden and read. I remember enjoy all of the adventure of the Bobbsey Twins.
Another fun Bobbsey twins adventure!
Mar 31, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read it when i was a kid.... it was great.... my interest built when i read these types of books.'m
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