This has the same sort of market that Roller Skates had --a true story background told in fiction form, but incorporating the author's own childhood experiences and background. The setting is Washington, D.C., the period the early 1890's. There is a nostalgic quality that will endear the book to middle-aged aunts and uncles. The Chicago Fair links it with today. A family story, and a big family at that, with school days, nursery government and summer holidays. Illustrated by Louis Maloy, with pictures that deliberately ""date"", which will be a hurdle for some.