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The Bobbsey Twins at School

Press: 1st World Library - Literary Society (September 1, 2004)
Author Name:Hope, Laura Lee


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Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - Mamma, how much longer have we got to ride? asked Nan Bobbsey, turning in her seat in the railroad car, to look at her parents, who sat behind her.
"Are you getting tired?" asked Nan's brother Bert.
"If you are I'll sit next to the window, and watch the tele-graph poles and trees go by.
Maybe that's what tires you, Nan," he added, and his father smiled, for he saw that Bert had two thoughts for himself, and one for his sister.
"No, I'm not tired of the scenery," answered the brown-haired and brown-eyed girl, "but you may sit next the window, Bert, if you like."


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  •     This seems to be the text from the original 1904 edition, which many people may find dated. They have a Negro cook and handyman, and horse-and-buggy are the main means of transportation.It would be really interesting to compare this to the 1960's rewrite.That all said, I loved the Bobbsey Twins as a kid (I had some of both eras) and I loved them!

  •     Excellent condition!

  •     Fun to have this book for our granddaughter.

  •     Very interesting reading. Enjoyed reading

  •     An old sentimental favorite. Enjoy it again.

  •     My favorite book as a child. Still entertaining even with archaic language. Book in very good shape.

  •     However, I was surprised to find some of the dialog in dialect. I don't remember it that way. There were also a number of times when they used pretty archaic language. Overall,The Bobbsey Twins was a nice piece of nostalgia.

  •     I chose this rating because I enjoyed the humor. If you like adventure, humor,and exitement you should try this book.

  •     given as a gift.

  •     Just what I expected. Well bound.

  •     The Bobbsey Twins series where a different time and widely read by young people.

  •     Read several Bobbsey Twins books when I was young and was delighted with the opportunity to read this particular book again. What a shock to read the negative remarks concerning the Black people especially the segregation of the dolls and to realize that these thoughts were given to young people like me years ago.

  •     I was not a reader as a child, but remember these being very popular when I was @ the age for them in the late 1960s/early 1970s; I am so thankful that my 11 yr old 5th gr daughter is a reader; my mother-in-law got the 1st 12 Bobbsey Twins set for her for a gift over a yr ago; they are below her reading level, but fun to have around for a quick easy entertaining reading; she likes "vintage" as well as modern things; she is also a fan of the Boxcar Children & Three Cousins Detective Club series, & this appeals in the same wholesome way

  •     This was a memory lane moment for me. This is the first full book I ever read. I was six years old, and it started me on a lifetime love of books. I re-read it many times during my childhood, but when our local library burned down in the late 1960's it was one of the books my mother donated to help them start back up, so it was lost to me. I was very excited to find it again and read it once more.

  •     I give this 5 stars because it is such a perfect example of the charming writing of those faraway days. It's a memory of my own childhood, and my sisters and I still have buzzwords from these lovely books - "Children, children, don't dispute!" - The Bobbseys and the Little House books defined our childhood, and I loved introducing them to my own children and now to my grandchildren. The simplicity and warmth have not gone out of date, and I hope they never do!

  •     I learned to read very early and always loved to escape into a book at night. We played outside during the day but reading was my nighttime activity. When I was 8 I had pneumonia and had to stay in bed for 2 weeks during Christmas break. To keep me still, my parents gave me all the Bobbsey Twin books and a couple of Heidi books. My siblings didn't love reading like I did so they thought I got cheated on my Christmas present with no toys. I was so thrilled that I read them over & over. I got these for my great niece who is 8 and also loves reading. I get to share that one ago love with her.

  •     I read this book when I was 9 or 10 years old. I figured it was for children but wanted to read it nostalgically anyway. I really enjoyed it. It is a heartwarming story about family life at the turn of the 20th century, which isn't very different from today's families. I would read another one sometime.

  •     I never read these as a child but it is not bad.


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