The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew

Margaret Sidney

Grace Conlin (Narrator)

12-01-94

6hrs 50min

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12-01-94

6hrs 50min

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Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Classics

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“The Peppers’ good spirits, their love for each other, and their pleasure in simple homemade fun still charms me…I wish them a long and happy life of at least another hundred years.” Betsy Byars

The five little Peppers are an adorable family of children growing up in a small town and cared for by their widowed mother. She is so poor that the pittance she earns as the town seamstress fails to support or even sustain the family.

The children are happy despite privation, and the smallest pleasures cause delight and merriment in the little house. Everything happens to this brood while mother is away sewing, and no matter how dangerous the situation, they come out of it safe and smiling.

Praise

“The Peppers’ good spirits, their love for each other, and their pleasure in simple homemade fun still charms me…I wish them a long and happy life of at least another hundred years.” Betsy Byars

“One of the seminal books of American children’s fiction…Grace Conlin brings flair and passion to the task and does a superb job…her characterizations are distinctive and strong.” AudioFile

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Language English
Release Day Nov 30, 1994
Release Date December 1, 1994
Release Date Machine 786240000
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths, Literature & Fiction, Children/YA
Author Bio
Margaret Sidney

Margaret Sidney was the pen name for Harriet M. Stone, who was born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1844. During the 1870s, her short stories about the Peppers began appearing in periodicals and newspapers. In 1881, these stories were published in book form under the title Five Little Peppers and How They Grew.

Narrator Bio
Grace Conlin

Grace Conlin (1962–1997) was the recording name of Grainne Cassidy, an award-winning actress and acclaimed narrator. She was a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, DC, and won a Helen Hayes Award in 1988 for her role in Woolly Mammoth’s production of Savage in Limbo.

Overview

The five little Peppers are an adorable family of children growing up in a small town and cared for by their widowed mother. She is so poor that the pittance she earns as the town seamstress fails to support or even sustain the family.

The children are happy despite privation, and the smallest pleasures cause delight and merriment in the little house. Everything happens to this brood while mother is away sewing, and no matter how dangerous the situation, they come out of it safe and smiling.

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