Friendly Gables

Book cover: 'Friendly Gables'
Author(s): 
Hilda Van Stockum
Copyright: 
1960
Publisher: 
Bethlehem Books
Series: 
The Mitchells
Binding: 
Sewn Softcover
Number of pages: 
165 pages
Setting: 
Grade / Age level: 
Review: 

Friendly Gables is the final book in the Mitchell's Series and our favorite of the bunch.The family has recently settled into a large, comfortable house in Quebec. Mother has just given birth to twins and a cranky nurse comes to help. The children are adjusting to life in Canada - including French schools and a boy who's itching to pick a fight with "Yankee" boys.

Six-year old Timmy has my children in fits of laughter every time they hear about the toothache in his tummy and his exclaims of "Good News!" They are enchanted by the Mitchell's story-telling games, their secret-hideaway in the attic and their twin baby brothers. There are of course many humorous adventures and many wonderful tidbits about family life. Despite frustrations and set-backs, in the end they see that kindness is the best policy.

This is the kind of story that we pick up when we're having a bad day, read a chapter or two aloud, and feel much better afterwards.

Perspective: 
Catholic
Review Date: 
12-12-05
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