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The Bobbsey Twins in the Country

Laura Lee Hope

Book Overview: 

The second book in The Bobbsey Twins series finds the two sets of twins experiencing life in the country during the first part of their summer vacation from school. Their stay with their aunt, uncle and cousins on their farm in Meadow Brook is filled with new adventures for the 'city' Bobbseys.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .e was astir early, for not only was a happy day promised, but there was Frisky, the runaway, to be looked over. Mr. Richard Bobbsey, Freddie's father, left on an early train for Lakeport, and would not come back to Meadow Brook until Saturday afternoon.

"Let me go out and see Frisky," Freddie insisted, even before his breakfast had been served. "I want to be sure it's her."

"Yes, that's her," Freddie admitted, "'cause there's the rope that cut my hands when I was a real fireman!"

But Frisky didn't seem to care a bit about ropes or firemen, but just chewed and chewed like all cows do, as if there was nothing in this world to do but eat.

"Come on, sonny," called Dinah. "You can help me pick de radishes fo' breakfast," and presently our little boy, with the kind-hearted maid, was up in the garden looking for the best radishes of the early crop.

"See, Freddie," said Dinah. "De red ones show above de ground. And . . . Read More

Community Reviews

Since my sister was so good as to share her summer cold with me, I was not feeling well on Sunday. So, I decided I wanted to read something that was easy, fun, and not emotional, this book fit the bill.

I remember how much I loved this when I was younger. I read these on my own and my mom read them t

The Bobbsey Twins in the Country by Laura Lee Hope (Grosset and Dunlap 1950) (Fiction - Children's). This is actually the second installment in the Bobbsey Twins series. The children find adventures on a farm in the country during summer vacation. My rating: 7/10, finished 1965.

I liked this series a lot - it was charming and cool to read about all of the adventures the four Bobbsey children would go on together. I feel like the children were written pretty realistically and I liked the classic feel of the stories because they were published a while ago. They did have the s

3.5 rounded up. A good read, but I think Uncle Dan was TSTL honestly!

Well ... I remember the Bobbsey Twins from my childhood, so I assume I must have read at least one of these, or had it read to me. LOOOOOONG ago.

The Bobbsey Twins were one of my favourite series when I was a kid. I actually still have my vintage hardcover set that I saved from my childhood, and I read this one aloud to my daughter.

For those who are not familiar with this series, it features the Bobbsey siblings who are two sets of fraternal

When I was growing up I had three Bobbsey Twins books - the first, second, and third in the series, published by Whitman, copyrighted in 1950/1953, though mine were probably printed in the 60's. I think these were close to the originals published at the turn of the 20th century.

Some people may consi

Why is it the boys seemed to have all the fun?

I read the first version of this book, I believe it was drastically changed when reprinted in the 1940s (or possibly 1960s). As a result, the plotline described on this website is in NO way similar to the book I just read.

The original, from around the turn of the century, was quite good! It is an e

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