Penny

Penny The story of a young girl Penny and her Aunt Penelope with whom she spent the summerver image given with permission by Elizabeth Burdon of oldimprints

  • Title: Penny
  • Author: Marjorie Torrey
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The story of a young girl, Penny, and her Aunt Penelope with whom she spent the summerver image given with permission by Elizabeth Burdon of oldimprints

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    1. 4.5 STARS"Penny" is a short, sweet children's novel, the gentle story about a little girl's summer with her great-aunt in the country in the early 1900s. (The story itself was written in the early 1940s and is, sadly, out of print.) It reminds me a bit of an "Anne of Green Gables" for a slightly younger audience (or maybe "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm"--though I haven't yet read that one myself) with the imaginative, sensitive young girl going to stay with a rather aloof older person in the countr [...]

    2. This is a gem of a book. I dived into this story and snuggled in. It was a real comfort read for me. Thank you to friend Kathryn; I doubt I’d have found this book without her!There is so much to love here. both the child and adult characters are fully developed. I love that each character is given their due and that both children and adults are shown with each of their strengths and challenges and commonalities, and believable feelings and personalities. The same goes for the dogs and to some [...]

    3. What a lovely book! Penny is a charming girl who has gone to visit her great aunt for the summer. At first she is quite apprehensive and the initial meeting does not go well. Penny is homesick and longs to return to her mother and father. But soon, Penny sees that people are not always how they seem upon first impressions and she and her great aunt develop a warm relationship. Penny makes friends with a neighbor, with her great aunt's dog and with several others. She has a wonderful imagination [...]

    4. This was a library discard, which is now in my collection. It is a work of fiction, suitable for both children and adults. Eight year old Penny, from New York City, visits her great-aunt in the country for the summer. Beautiful illustrations. (Same illustrator as Alice in Wonderland.) Light reading, juvenile adventures, character.

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