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The Mitchells 3-book set by Hilda Van Stockum

The Mitchells 3-book set by Hilda Van Stockum
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Daddy's off to war. The rest of the Mitchell family are left to hold the fort in their Washington, D.C. home. One of Daddy's last admonitions is to his oldest daughter Joan - "No Dogs!" Joan, who would dearly love to have such a pet, puts her energies instead into forming a club to help at home. However, as one unexpected pet after another joins the "mitchell Zoo," Joan wonders what her father will have to say about it all.

The large and growing Mitchell family, transferring their location to Montreal, can’t find a house to buy or rent. They settle, over Mother’s protests, for a remote, rickety summer house in the woods near a lake. The dangers, antics, quarrels, and fun which now unroll bring each member of the family into vivid characterization. Meanwhile we meet some delightful French Canadians and taste the special qualities of rural Quebec in the late 1940’s.

It is two years after the events in Canadian Summer. The Mitchells are settled in their new home, Friendly Gables—and twins have just been added to the family. With Mother recovering from the births and with other changes in the household, the children must come to terms with themselves in new ways. Joan’s first dance; Patsy loses her glasses; Peter’s disastrous fight; Angela’s misadventure in the woods; Timmy’s “good news”; and Catherine’s brush with fire —are only a few of the incidents in the life of this busy, growing family. With her usual humor and compassion, the author brings the Mitchell “trilogy” to a satisfying close.

By Hilda Van Stockum
Illustrated by Hilda Van Stockum
3-Book Set of The Mitchells Series

Series: The Mitchells Series
Series Book Number: 1, 2, & 3
Binding: Softcover
Size:5.5 x8.5in
RL: 5.0
Ages 10-up
Read-aloud ages 4-up

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April 3, 2018
Reviewer: Mike Fry from New York, NY United States  

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The Mitchell's - book I January 7, 2016
Reviewer: Susan Wanke from Bettendorf, IA United States  
We were able to obtain a library copy of the first book in this series.  Although it started out a little "slow", my son and I are enjoying it as a read- aloud.  
   The story centers more on the older girls in this book (don't know about the others) but Andrew still enjoys it.  The setting is of course, not modern, but that is no problem.  We enjoy the insites into the "thoughts" and consciences or the children and the grown ups.
  I may just buy this whole set.

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Thank you for great stories December 17, 2015
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Hilton Head, SC United States  
Thank you for keeping these excellent stories on the market at a time when the mega-retailers are abandoning them in favor of trendy, superficial books.  This series is a family favorite!

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Fantastic Family Adventure! April 3, 2015
Reviewer: Katherine from TX United States  
Our family eagerly looks forward to each chapter of this series!  We were delighted to meet the Mitchell kids, parents, Granny, and friends in Book 1 and are racing through Canadian Summer.  Such characters, sweet but true interactions, and a taste of history and "the way things were".  Our family is all boys from 2 to 10.  And we all appreciate that the Holy Heroes family introduced us to author Hilda van Stockum.  We will be adding more of her books to our shelves and read-aloud adventures!

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