Nancy and Plum

Nancy and Plum

Book - 1952
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Two orphaned sisters are sent to live at a boarding home run by the cruel and greedy Mrs. Monday, where they dream about someday having enough to eat and being able to experience a real Christmas.
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : J. B. Lippincott Company, ©1952
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©1952
ISBN: 9780375866852
Characteristics: 190 pages :,illustrations (some colour) ;,20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hopkins, Hildegarde - Illustrator


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Sep 12, 2014

This was my favorite book growing up. Like the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle books, there are some absolutely hilarious scenes. But it also had some hardships for Nancy and Plum that I could really relate to. Coming from a family with little love and lots of anger, it really gave me hope that I might find a way to be loved, just like Nancy and Plum did. I read my personal copy until it was in tatters, and continue to read it every Christmas to remind myself how that season can now bring me such pleasure even though it only highlighted pain when I was growing up. I was sorry, however, that it doesn't read out loud very well when I tried to read it to my daughters when they were young. (Hint: if you leave out the "she saids" it flows better.)

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