SYLVAN CITY by Nancy Paschal


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This has been a lean year for ""school"" stories for girls, so this gentle little story about a Cinderella from the oil country introduced to her relatives' city life and a private girls' school should find an eager audience. Callie Taylor fought against being sent to school when the family struck oil money, since she felt awkward beginning high school at fifteen and dreaded the role of country cousin in the home of her relatives, the Rollins, and their college-age daughter, Prue. The determination of her wise grandmother thwarts any objections and Callie leaves for Sylvan City to enroll in Miss Brown's School. Soon under the influence of the happy Rollins home, and the understanding of Miss Brown and the teachers, Callie does well in her studies, acquires a vivacious arms-around-the-neck chum from Mexico whose English is charmingly chaotic, and wins a secure place in the affections of the Rollins and their daughter, Prue, who is having boy troubles, which are happily resolved. A near catastrophe when Mr. Taylor almost loses his money makes Callie realize the value of education, and when the crisis is past, she is still determined to fulfill her grandmother's plans for her future.

Pub Date: Sept. 18th, 1950
Publisher: Viking