The Milly-Molly-Mandy books were first published almost 50 years ago and this second (and final) trio follows last year's...

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MILLY-MOLLY-MANDY AND BILLY BLUNT; MILLY-MOLLY-MANDY & CO.; MILLY-MOLLY-MANDY AGAIN

The Milly-Molly-Mandy books were first published almost 50 years ago and this second (and final) trio follows last year's reissue of MMM Stories, Further Doings of MMM, and More of MMM. Each volume consists of several little stories about the everyday adventures of Milly-Molly-Mandy, little-friend Susan (always so designated), and MMM's other friend Billy Blunt. The three take turns riding Grandpa's sleepy old farm horse, slide on Billy's ""sledge"" which he completes just in time for the first snow, make garlic toffee by accident, and otherwise amuse themselves in a sunny world free of even small-fry worries, frustrations, and friction. (There is a naughty gang in one story and a member knocks little-friend Susan's bread-and-jam to the ground--but when the boys see what fun is had by the three friends' helpful gang they disband and join the good children.) Probably a bigger barrier for today's young listeners is the prim, British, old-fashioned language (words like frock and treacle) and diction (""Grandmother and Grandfather WERE pleased!"") True, there are fewer goodness-gracious-me's here than in the recently reissued Raggedy Ann stories, but then whoever heard of a Milly-Molly-Mandy doll?

Pub Date: July 8, 1977

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: McKay

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1, 1977