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Poppy's Presents

Mrs. O. F. Walton

Book Overview: 

One day, Poppy gets told her mother has a present for her. But the neighbors laugh and say there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. What is the present?

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .But before very long the twins awoke, and Poppy and her mother began their work again.

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he next morning when Poppy woke she felt as if she had had a bad dream. Her mother's words the night before came back to her mind. 'I think I am going to die and leave you all.' It could not be true, surely! She raised herself in bed and looked round. Her mother was up already; she could hear her moving about downstairs, and she had lighted the fire, for Poppy could hear the sticks crackling in the grate. The twins were still asleep, lying in bed beside her, and the child peeped at their little peaceful faces, and stooped to kiss Elijah's tiny hand, which was lying on the coverlet of the bed. They knew nothing about it, poor little things. It could not be[Pg 27] true, Poppy said to herself; her mother could not be going to die; she must have dreamt it all.

She crept out of bed very quietly, so as not to wake th. . . Read More

Community Reviews

What a beautiful story...

I loved this book. Such a sweet story of God's love and care. I will be reading it to my kids next.

I enjoyed this book and the clear way that the author manages to explain the Christian message. Taking into consideration when it was written it is a good book. I liked the bit about Jack, the apple and Grandmothers teeth!


Aww this is such a dear book. There are sad things about it, but it is so sweet! I just love that grandma!

It's a Victorian moral children's story, and as such is well written. It is sweetly evangelistic but of course has the death of a loved one as so many of this sort of tale. Poppy is a sweet child who is almost superhuman in her ability to keep a good attitude under stress.