THE LUCKY LACEYS by Helen Markley Miller

THE LUCKY LACEYS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Reminiscent of the old Kettle clan (staunchly led by Maw and Paw), the Laceys are equally loyal and lovin', from big brother Lije down to little Lindy. Their adventures across the Idaho prairie to Warren, a mining town where they plan to sell their pig herd, establish the validity of the Lacey good luck. En route they pick up Coot, an extra hand, helpful when he's not in the throes of fantasy. Thanks to Coot, Lindy's pet pig Lily is hauled out of a water hole. They also run into a tribe of Nez Perce Indians who are charmed by the Lacey hospitality and generosity. Lindy's special adventure involves keeping a secret for a stow-away boy to whom Pa Lacey had refused transport. Eventually Lon reaches Warren for a happy reunion with his uncle, but not before he saves Lindy from a bear and wins his way into her affections. Slightly coated with honey, these period episodes (late 19th century) are nevertheless entertaining.

Pub Date: Oct. 5th, 1962
Publisher: Doubleday