MARY EMMA AND COMPANY by Ralph Moody

MARY EMMA AND COMPANY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

More of Little and Man of the Family in this account of their move from to Medford, Mass., in 1912 and the combined efforts of Mary Emma, their mother, the author, his sister Grace, and the rest of the children, to establish a home and a business. School and a job at the grocery were not enough for Ralph when they finally found a house they could afford and cleaning, painting, papering and battles with the decrepit furnace kept them up far into the night. Mary Emma's lessons at a laundry bring her two customers and her home business grows -- again with everyone helping; Uncle vi comes to help and there is a housewarming, with carpentry on the side; Ralph continues to get in the ""bad boy book"" by accident and mischance; a fire and a flood tide bring a new source of income to the Moodys -- and more backbreaking labor. Helping hands, family unity, and many virtues bring a well earned reward and followers of the Moody household's history will be pleased to welcome this installment. Tran Mawicke's black and whites make a period accompaniment.

ISBN: 0803282117
Publisher: Norton