PITTER HONEY by Martin Freeman


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A simple directness marks this story of eleven year old David's experiences with family, friends, work and play. There is his sharp-tongued, troublemaking grandmother, his chores, school and extra curricular activities, the measles, his sister's elopement with the son of the saloon keeper, smoking a pipe and the results, killing birds, the arrival of a baby sister, his conversion and backsliding, his friendship with girls from Chicago, his working at weeding onions for money, his sword's points with the adult world and the constant flux in his association with his own age group...and finally his pneumonia which reunites his runaway sister to the family. It is a picture of the volatile nature of the young, of childish apery, of youthful worries, conscience, and unsolicited trials. Nice job of tartness and unsentimentality.

Pub Date: Jan. 6th, 1941
Publisher: Macmillan