Pleasant family story, as Judy Macdonald, member of a large family, manages to lay the groundwork for the stage career on which she has set her heart. She manages to get the local elocution teacher and his wife to be ""the people upstairs"". She convinces her reluctant grandpa that stage people are nice. And when the people upstairs wanted to move, she found them another place. (Wouldn't she be popular in New York City;) The author has a nice feeling for the happy intensity of her small heroine.