The first Nancy book was as good an adolescent girl story as I know. Then there were sequels that seemed less spontaneous, less real. Now comes a story about Nancy's brother Bill, always my favorite of the family in the earlier books. Bill was an enfant terrible -- but a lovable one. Now he is beginning to grow up, but still manages to get things pretty twisted. This is almost all about Bill -- with little sister Betty coming into the picture, and Nancy only home from school during vacations, so it is somewhat of a misnomer to call it Bill and Nancy. Mischief --adventure -- school days and holidays -- and the pigeon club. Norah the inimitable family retainer is very much in evidence. Excellent situations and good dialog. And I loved the pictures by Gertrude Howe, -- humor and just enough realism.