Trini Temple, nine and the spoiled daughter of an actress, wanted no part of living with her aunt in a village near the...

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THE HOLIDAY SHOP

Trini Temple, nine and the spoiled daughter of an actress, wanted no part of living with her aunt in a village near the shore not very far from New York. But her resistance began to break down:- first a kitten, then boy neighbors with big ideas about a project for making money to buy a sailboat. Cookies, plants, bird houses, all sorts of things were within the youngsters' capacities- but even so, it is hard to believe that three children could sustain a project month in, month out- make money at it- and eventually (with adult help to be sure) get their sailboat. One could wish they had a few more setbacks- and that as personalities, they had more than two dimensional drawings. Trini grows up a bit in the process, learns that temper tantrums serve no purpose and that a partnership demands cooperation. All to the good- if only the story had more authority- more conviction.

Pub Date: Aug. 1, 1957

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Publisher: Holt

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1957