CRISTY AT SKIPPINGHILLS by Mabel Leigh Hunt

CRISTY AT SKIPPINGHILLS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The Romano children, and especially Cristy who is almost twelve and full of dreams, ardently wish that they might exchange their city tenement apartment for a private house in a ""home town"". Skippinghills turns out to be just such a town; Cristy is convinced of this when they first move is to their simple frame house. But it is only months later when Cristy fully understands the meaning of a home town, when work, growth, discovery and love have bound her to the people of Skippinghills that she relishes the full pleasure of belonging to a community of human beings for whom she deeply cares. This story filled with day to day events should appeal to the young reader, both because of its comfortable familiarity and because it thoroughly comprehends the child's urgent desire to belong.

Pub Date: Sept. 24th, 1958
Publisher: Lippincott