The Ruggles and their seven children (who were first introduced to American readers in The Family From One End Street) become real and delightful and infinitely understandable people under Miss Garnett's skillful direction of their doings. For her style has those utterly natural notes characteristic of the best juvenile writing and the kind of analysis which, as far as it goes, lays bare motives and emotions very entertainingly. It all starts with the measles this time. First Lily Rose gets them and is sent to hospital. Then down come Jo and Peg and the whole family is quarantined. On recovery, the Ruggles decide Jo and Peg would be better off with a sojourn in the country and 12 year old Kate, who is dying to go too, figures out a way whereby she accompanies them rather than her mother, and the three enjoy a splendid six weeks at Mrs. Wildgoose's Dew Drop Inn in Kent. At home meanwhile, Mrs. Ruggles' recreant brother Albert has turned over a new leaf and his coming marriage offers to Lily Rose the excitement of being a brides maid. There is an endless round of activity here, and in taking advantage of its more humorous aspects the author has written some excruciatingly funny passages. Not to be missed.