This story starts out slow I haven t read the first book in this series "So All Of The Characters "all of the characters new to me the Big Six the Little Six the parents and the servants Then there are uite a few chapters that just describe how wonderful the little house is with all of the extras a child could desire a lake canoes a tennis court rooms for each child bicycles gardens the descriptions go on and on The ids spend all of their time oohing and ahhing
Then IH Irwin must have decided that reader could now visualize IH must have decided that the reader could now visualize delightful setting so she could proceed with a storyThe The Lion King kids are all incredibly well mannered and talented and the parents apparently don t mind sending off their children for the summer Of course I expect children from the 1920s to be depicted as well mannered that s part of the fun of reading these old books Theids have good old fashioned fun and willingly do their choresI did wonder about the gypsy camp Were there really roaming gypsies in the New England states in the 1920s Then there was the columbine incident Maida gathered enough wild columbines to make a huge bouuet and then she ended up abandoning them when something pressing occurred I m a little surprised that picking wildflowers was portrayed as acceptable In Colorado that practice was being discouraged by the 1920s Columbines wilt especially uickly and Maida should have nown that Under ideal conditions those poor flowers would have been without water for at least an hour Need I add that this is one of my pet peevesI would have liked this series as a child I have one other book in this series 5 Maida s Little Camp I think my mom discoverrd this book on one of my grandma s shelves I haven t read the first one so it took me awhile to get all the characters down and after that happened I was able to enjoy the story It is set nearly one hundred yea. This is the second book in The Maida Westabrook series which features Maida Westabrook the orphaned daughter of Jerome Buffalo Westabrook Wall Street tycoonIn the first book the reader meets Maida a girl who has had everything that money can buy and the devotion of her father but she suffers from poor health After an operation on a chance visit to
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simple than today and yet the children sthan today and yet the children s for life and friendship is something to which today s children can relate There are a few Maida books my mom has and I will continue reading Read this as a little girl Seemed very exciting at the time Such a sweet old fashioned story Sure to be a favorite with tween girls as the "Main Girl Invites Friends To Spend The Summer With Her "girl invites friends to spend the summer with her the dearest and funnest little house ever This series is best read in orderCleanliness Someone says Mother of God and Lordee References the Halloween chapter from the previous book as the children reminisce over that party One of the gypsies reads fortunes only mentioned A woman is described as being buxom Uses of good gracious goodness gee and the like Uses the word negro once Fairies and goblins are referenced when children are imaginingwalking through the forest Mentions how once the earth had been covered with great icecapsLike my reviews Then you should follow me Because I have hundreds just like this one With each review I provide a Cleanliness Report mentioning any Have been revisitng this series which is well remembered from my childhoodinherited from my auntsWhat I just learned is that Irwin was not part of a writing syndicate as so many series authors were at this time but was in fact an ardent feministcertainly makes re reading these even interesting I utterly adored this book as a child Second in the Maida series by Inez Haynes Irwin Scion of riches Maida now healthy and fully recovered from her illness comes back to the place she ran her Little Shop to invite her friends to live with her over the summer in a guest house on her summer in a guest house on her s estate It s rather pleasant There are brief references to the minor housekeeping dilemmas the ids face but they don t drive the action in the way that they do in. Harlestown they visit a little neighborhood shop and Maida wishes that she too could eep a shop just like this one Her father delighted to see Maida take an interest in something buys the shop and arranges for Maida to live above the shop with elderly Irish housekeeper Granny Flynn The only two conditions are that she must make the shop pay and she. Say Wiggin s Half a Dozen Housekeepers where the ids are on their own for a few weeks Here though they may be in the background there s of an adult presence The storyline in general is inferior to the Little Shop and if the next book wasn t titled Maida s Little School I d probably stop looking into the series I may uietly leave this out in a place accessible to my six year old DD 1 you don t get to fifteen books in a series like this without having some attractiveness to young girls but won t push itWikipedia makes much of Irwin s proto feminism an I enjoyed this second "Story In The Maida Series "in the Maida series it wasn t nearly as good as the first book Maida s Little Shop Although the scenario was fun and every child s dream getting to live in your own adorable house with all of your best friends and have a pond garden tennis court bicycle excursions hiking tree house etc at your disposal all funded by a wealthy benefactor and although the characters were the same as in the first book this book somehow lacked the charm of the first one Each chapter seemed almost self contained and the sub plot concerning the gypsies was not very compelling despite the fact that it would seem to be rich with possibility I do recall from reading these books years ago that Maida s Little House was my least favorite title in the series and I am fairly certain that as I re read the others I will enjoy them than I did this one This one serves the purpose though of setting up the others as far as introducing the Little House and environs The Maida books were some of my favorite set of books when I was a child I loved that Maida had her own little house with a tree growing up throught the center She always took her friends on adventures with her She also had her own Village and I don t now how many other things she had but they were fun books to read. Must not reveal her true identity There is a fairy tale charm about Maida the poor little rich girl who is restored to health and who finds happiness living in an ordinary neighborhood among ordinary childrenIn Maida's Little House all of her friends spend a happy summer in her perfect little vacation house that has everything a child could wish fo.