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Elsie at Nantucket

Martha Finley

Book Overview: 

Elsie and her family travel to Nantucket Island to spend the summer. The Raymond children and others learn important lessons. After a delightful summer, they journey on to Lansdale, Ohio to visit Aunt Wealthy.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Now, children, we will walk on."

Grace's strength held out wonderfully; she insisted she was not at all tired, even when the end of their walk was reached.

The other division of the party had arrived some minutes before, and several were already making the ascent to the top of the lighthouse tower; the rest were scattered, waiting their turn in the neat parlor of the keeper's snug little home, or wandering over the grassy expanse between it and the sea.

"There are Grandma Elsie and mamma in the house," cried Grace, catching sight of them through a window.

"Yes," said her father, "we will go in there and wait our turn with them," leading the way as he spoke. "Do you want to go up into the tower, Gracie?"

"Oh no, no, papa!" she cried, "what would be the use? and I am afraid I might fall."

"What, with your big strong father to hold you fast?" . . . Read More

Community Reviews

I love the books by Martha Finley. I think that all the people might be a little too perfect, but it's still a great series.

ELSIE AT NANTUCKET is #10 in the Elsie Dinsmore series. I like this one very much, especially for its descriptions of life on Nantucket Island where Elsie and her family are vacationing. The main focus here is on Lulu Raymond, Violet's stepdaughter. Lulu has a "bad summer," you might say. She rebels

Okay, I never actually reviewed this. Why? Because I feel like, almost, I should have liked this. I mean, it says "Christian Classic" right on the inside cover (on my edition). But.....

I felt like it was all too "perfect". I mean, Lu disobeyed her parents, but there was almost no other conflict. As

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