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Five Little Peppers Abroad (Five Little Peppers #7)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  290 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Polly obeyed with an awful feeling at her heart. She glanced at Phronsie's little bed; she was not there! Mrs. Fisher threw the pink wrapper over her head; Polly thrust her arms into the sleeves, feeling as if she were sinking way down. "Now come." And Mamsie seized her hand and hurried her through her own room without another word. It was empty. Father Fisher and Phronsie ...more
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published January 1st 1987 by Buccaneer Books (first published 1902)
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Kate McMurry
Review of the Kindle Edition of this nineteenth-century children's classic

This is Book 3 (in terms of events, not when the author wrote it) in the Five Little Peppers series of nineteenth century children's books. (I've provided a complete list of the Pepper books below.)

I was delighted to discover I could instantly download to my Kindle what I presume is the Project Gutenberg free version of this nineteenth century children's classic. The formatting is what I'm coming to see as typical of these
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J.L. Day
May 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my, how I loved this books as a child. They were very dear to me and are firmly entrenched into my memory strong enough to have become parts of my character. There are is a veritable plethora of life examples and lessons to be learned through these works of literature that take us back to a simpler time and place, entirely different family values and senses or morality and ethics; there is much to be learned from these simple books. Most of all, family and love, loyalty and a moral compass mu ...more
Gehayi
Two scenes are repeated ad nauseam throughout this novel.

1) Polly: Oh my goodness, I'm just so excited about going to [name of place that was probably a popular spot on Victorian-era tours of Europe]!

Jasper: Me too!

Everyone else: We agree!

*Everyone goes to the place and takes photos and paints pictures without commenting, most of the time, on what is being seen*

I understand this. A book talking about a visit to the Statue of Liberty doesn't require a detailed description. I assume that the undes
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Alyssa
Such a delightful, fun, classic read. I have enjoyed reading about the Peppers and I am excited to watch and observe their journey as they grow up. Phronsie is a darling as ever and you can't help but fall in love with her sweet ways. Polly is in the stages of adolescence where a girl wants longs for friends and where those friends might easily sway her, but Mrs. Pepper and Papa Doctor Fisher always keep her in check. Jasper can always be depended on, and Mr. King is quite funny in his old, grum ...more
Ryan
Apr 22, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mr. King and Jasper escort Polly, Phronsie, their parents and friends on a grand tour of Europe before depositing Polly for a fall of music training. Their natural friendliness endears them to an earl and his son, traveling incognito, and Polly reforms the young man simply by existing. What wonderful powers. At the same time, they shake off the more socially-conscious matrons - though their daughters adore Polly and would be better people if only their mothers would allow it, just to please Poll ...more
Sps
Jan 05, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: elem, story
In the back matter of this book there's an ad for another Sidney title, promised to be good reading "for all who love simplicity, truth, and cheerfulness."* This has all that in spades but also has this overly hearty, knowing tone, as if all readers could be expected to have gone to Switzerland and to know the old college songs. A breathless quality. Too many jollies, especially when the jollies become reactionary.




*Which I do, obviously. Especially cheerfulness.
Kathryn
Again, more of the same (see my revew of the first book). A couple new characters got introduced, but like the main characters, they were two-dimensional at best. Still good for people who like this sort of thing (which does include me, but I don't see myself rereading these books; once was enough).

Polly occasionally reminded me of Mandie; unfortunately, she did so by emulating some of Mandie's most annoying traits.
Jeanne
Sep 07, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This isn't nearly as good as the original, but I guess sequels almost never are. Good old Mr. King takes Polly, Phronsie and Mamsie to Europe and the book details their goodness and their exploits in the "old country." Now that they have money, their problems aren't as absorbing.
Nana
Oct 18, 2013 marked it as homeschool-past  ·  review of another edition
Good series
Rebecca
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this one a bit more than the last two as it was more of a sustained narrative rather than stories to fill in holes. Definitely made me want to travel around Europe!
Amy
Jul 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids, fiction
Kathryn and i enjoyed this story of the Peppers' European travels, esp of Holland, but we did miss stories of Joel and Davy as they stayed home at school.
Anne
Sep 14, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Harkening back to my childhood, just because I can (and the book was free!)
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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 appeali
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