Because Mimi was youngest in the Bouclette family, in a house where water for baths had to be heated on the stove, she longed for a shiny bathroom with a white tub. And when Uncle Alphonse, in Minneapolis, sent for their widowed mother to take care of him through an illness, the Bouclette children were on their own. No coal was delivered and the pipes froze. On Mama's return, they decided to sell the house and move to Minneapolis. Until Mama could find a place for them to live, they spent a summer at a farm. Mimi gets her wish as the family moves into an apartment with a bathroom and tub as she had hoped. We have not seen the illustrations, but the text does not offer too much promise.