Beany and the Beckoning Road

Book cover: 'Beany and the Beckoning Road'
Author(s): 
Lenora Mattingly Weber
Copyright: 
1952
Publisher: 
Image Cascade
Series: 
Beany Malone
Binding: 
Softcover
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Review: 

After a heart-rending discovery of Norbett spending time with another girl, Beany is delighted to have an opportunity to go away on a road trip to California with her brother Johnny and her little nephew. Tight finances and a favor to a friend cause the trip to become harried with a whole array of fellow-travelers (and a horse). Kindly, motherly Miss Opal doesn't have money, but performs near-miraculous feats of producing food and lodging out of thin air (not to mention her tomato plant in the back seat). Cynthia forces herself upon the group through kind-hearted Johnny. While she's great at helping with the horse, she seems to be hiding something. Well, as Mr. Malone said, "Any trip is wasted unless you come home a little different and a little bigger person from the one you were when you started." A fun and satisfying read.

Review Date: 
6-5-02
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