The five Rose children set off alone for an eventful summer at Buckhorn, the old family estate in the South. On arriving they found that the surprise their aunt had promised them is a very disappointing book worm of a boy, Eddie, whose parents have sent him there for his health. Aunt Wig promises the children the $200 for his board if they will give Eddle a good time and teach him how to play. Their success is great and Eddle, re-christened Ted, becomes a good friend. The children are so precocious they are frequently tiresome and their continuous pranks are wearing. Promising the children money, even though it is to be used for their mother's hospital bills, seems the wrong approach to a problem which five such lively children should be able to solve almost unconsciously. The escapades of the Buckhorn young'uns might find a welcome among those readers who still love stories of summer-fun with a large family of children, but I doubt if these children are true or real enough to make a permanent place for themselves among other endearing pranksters of children's books.