THE UNEXPECTED GRANDCHILDREN by Jane Flory

THE UNEXPECTED GRANDCHILDREN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Neat, tidy, and always on time, the childless Newtons are disconcerted when a letter comes announcing the imminent arrival of ""your unexpected grandchildren."" ""Children make a lot of noise and mess,"" says Mr. Newton--but Mrs. Newton, suddenly busy baking cookies, is sad to discover that the letter was intended for neighbors. An ad in the newspaper brings no grandparentless children to the door, but on Saturday the newly friendly Newtons find themselves happy hosts to 23 neighboring children ""of all possible sizes and shapes and colors and ages""--for whom they have plenty of ""toys and treats and LOVE!"" Amiable, but a bit heavy-handed for a real lift.

Pub Date: Sept. 28th, 1977
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin