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Terrible, Horrible Edie #2020

Terrible Horrible Edie Even if she is ten years old terrible horrible Edie really isn t terrible and horrible at all but rather one of the most charming and engaging and gutsy children in American children s fiction It s

  • Title: Terrible, Horrible Edie
  • Author: Elizabeth C. Spykman
  • ISBN: 9780156886505
  • Page: 436
  • Format: Paperback
  • Terrible, Horrible Edie By Elizabeth C. Spykman, Even if she is ten years old, terrible, horrible Edie really isn t terrible and horrible at all, but rather one of the most charming and engaging and gutsy children in American children s fiction It s true of course that Edie does get into and not always without it being at least a little bit her fault some pretty terrible and horrible scrapes, and that sometimes she willEven if she is ten years old, terrible, horrible Edie really isn t terrible and horrible at all, but rather one of the most charming and engaging and gutsy children in American children s fiction It s true of course that Edie does get into and not always without it being at least a little bit her fault some pretty terrible and horrible scrapes, and that sometimes she will sulk, but these are the kinds of things that happen to the kid sister of two snooty brothers and one fancy pants sister, not to mention having to deal with the distraction of two stepsisters who are no better than babies Edie s father and stepmother have headed to Europe for the summer, and though the rest of the family can look forward to good times at a beloved summer house on the sea, Edie still has to fight to hold her own Adventures on a sailboat and on an island, and the advent of a major hurricane and what Edie takes to be a military coup all come to a climax when Edie solves the mystery of who stole the neighbor s jewels and saves, at least for one day, the day This story of Edie and the other members of the Care family may remind readers of Arthur Ransome s Swallows and s, except that Edie has an experimental, even anarchic streak that is all her terrible, horrible own.

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    1. The situations in this book feel very dated to me, but are an enjoyable read nonetheless The large family of children being left with only a rolling list of guardians over the summer and the amount of unsupervised activities, the menagerie of pets and the obviously wealthy lifestyle add to the distance I feel for the story It s bizarre to think this book is only 40 years old, when it could easily be much older than that barring cars, of course.What struck me reading it this time is that Edie is [...]

    2. Reading this new edition, October 2010 The consensus This book is as charming as I remember Edie and her rather exuberant siblings take up residence in their aunt s seaside house for the summer, and all sort of adventures ensue Some of the language mostly sailing terms is a bit old fashioned or may go a bit above the heads of younger children, but otherwise Edie is just a regular ten year old and this book will still delight modern children.Read aloud to the kids, 2015 They weren t as into as I [...]

    3. A completely marvelous harbor summer on the beach, messing around with boats, camping out, fishing, surviving a hurricane, and of course catching a burglar or two When the Cares spend their summer by the ocean, one thing is for certain, that the incomparable Edie will get into trouble in every chapter.Edie is curious, resourceful, courageous, and has a deliciously rebellious and independent spirit She is always generous and does her duty, but somehow trouble seems to follow her around Her hilari [...]

    4. A delightful story about a 10 year old girl who fights the battle of older and younger siblings and has a glorious summer of near freedom on the Atlantic coast I ve read this book over and over since I was about 10.

    5. Terrible, Horrible Edie by E.C Spykman was overall a decent book It wasn t terrible It wasn t horrible However, it definitely wasn t my favorite book, or a book I d want to pick up again any time soon The story followed a young, spunky girl, Edie, during her summer stay at her Aunt s beach house There was a hurricane, a burglary at the neighbors house, and some sailing adventures that went on while she was there Overall, the book didn t follow a straight plot line, however there were a couple of [...]

    6. This book was originally published in 1960 Ten year old Edie really isn t terrible or horrible, she s just feisty, curious and determined to get the most out of life She is plunked in the middle of two high brow brothers, one older sister, and two younger stepsisters that are a constant distraction to her The Cares family is completed by Edie s biological father, his new wife Madam, and an entertaining menagerie consisting of a bird, a goat, a beagle, a second dog, and a spider monkey, not to me [...]

    7. How could I have missed this series as a kid I get sea sick just looking a pictures of boats, yet in this delightful tale of a summer at the shore, I loved the sailing scrapes and adventures that Edie gets into A great title and an endearingly real heroine, squashed by her siblings but ready to fight for what she believes in.

    8. Edie s parents spend the summer in Europe, while she and her siblings are left in the care of various caretakers The problem is no one seems to be taking care of the children It just seemed so unrealistic that a group of children ages 3 to 17 would be having all of these adventures by themselves For instance, a hurricane whips up, the house is flooding, and the children are all alone How does that work

    9. Another priceless Edie book I believe this is the one where she cuts her hair and tries to march in a Suffragettes parade wearing her new French trousers but they turn her away for being unfeminine Meanwhile, they allow her best friend to march, not realizing that he s a boy wearing her sister s dress

    10. Edie is terrible, but she isn t bad Fiercely independent, she has no fear of undertaking dangerous adventures and has an unshakable confidence in her own capacities This was a delicious read.

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