FIVE AT ASHEFIELD by Christine Noble Govan
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Not along the line of Those Plummer Children, which was a southern plantation story of rare humor and charm, but a more serious story of four children -- twelve to sixteen -- orphaned and finding themselves poor, after knowing nothing but luxury, and of how they found greater riches within themselves and in the normal, wholesome country life they were thrust into. All the ingredients of an old type family story are here, with a modern farm note in the 4-H club work. The youngsters are real -- the story well told, but lacking the originality and distinction of the other book.

Pub Date: Aug. 27th, 1935
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin