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The Stories Polly Pepper Told

Margaret Sidney

Book Overview: 

Polly Pepper loves to tell stories, but there just isn't enough room in the other books to include her stories! So, since "the author has received from mothers and other persons interested in the Pepper Family, so many requests for the Stories told by Polly Pepper ... this initial volume of Polly’s earlier stories has been prepared in obedience to these requests" (from the Preface). So curl up at Polly's feet, in front of the warm fire, and enjoy the Stories Polly Pepper Told to the Five Little Peppers in the Little Brown House!

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .pper’s washboard over in the corner, with one ear out for the narration proceeding under such difficulties.

Ben was mending Mother Pepper’s washboard.

“Well, go on,” said Joel ungraciously, his mouth watering for the cake with pink on top; “but I don’t b’lieve Johnny ever had all that, every day and Sunday.”

“Well, you must believe it,” said Polly, shaking her brown head at him; “or I’m not going to sit here telling you stories. Joey Pepper, you must act as if you believed every single word I say, else you won’t be polite.”

“Oh, I’ll believe it,” exclaimed Joel in alarm at the thought of Polly’s stories ceasing. “I[63] wish I had some of the cake with the pink on top, now, I do. Tell on, Polly.”

“And I,” said Phronsie putting out a little hand; “I wish I had some too, Polly, I . . . Read More

Community Reviews

There’s very little context for when these stories happen so it’s hard to track the timeline, and they’re very simple stories. I’d hoped for more insight to Polly’s character, as she acted so much like a mother to the other kids from a young age and was seen as almost perfect; her thoughts would hav

A sweet little story about telling stories.

Polly Pepper has a huge imagination, and is very obliging when the other children beg her to tell them stories.
A companion to the classic, this is an enjoyable book to read in one's leisure hours. My favorite chapter would have to be The Nutcracker because of its ending.

This book was good, but not that special. I liked it, but it didn't really stick with me or leave me thinking that much. The book was set up as the older sister of the Pepper family, Polly, telling stories to her four younger siblings in every chapter. Every once in a while, there would be a chapter

Oh my, how I loved this books as a child. They were very dear to me and are firmly entrenched into my memory strong enough to have become parts of my character. There are is a veritable plethora of life examples and lessons to be learned through these works of literature that take us back to a simpl