Coon Holler seemed to Jo Ann Brice and her brother Kenny like the end of the world, although it was just a hundred miles away from their mother and father in City. At summer's end, their parents wrote that the children would have to remain in Coon Holler with Grandfather and Grandmother until a house could be located in the city. Reluctantly the children started the school year at the one room school house which had been closed for years. Soon they were caught up in a round of local affairs trying to raise money to improve the school. There was a box where Jo Ann learned that the two Hungarian refugee children so loved their ""hill-billy"" friends in northern Missouri that they persuaded their father to take a position in the area. They renovate the old rock house which had been unoccupied and at the year's end, when their school is to be auctioned off, they arrange to have it made into a community center. A brief, easy-reading story of transition and adjustment to strangers and ""foreigners"", this is of chiefly regional interest.