- By Juliana Horatia Ewing M.V. Wheelhouse

Six to Sixteen: A Story for Girls

  • Title: Six to Sixteen: A Story for Girls
  • Author: Juliana Horatia Ewing M.V. Wheelhouse
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Six to Sixteen A Story for Girls This is a pre historical reproduction that was curated for quality Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digiti

    This is a pre 1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process Though we have made best efforts the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience We believe this work is culturally importanThis is a pre 1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process Though we have made best efforts the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

    1 thought on “Six to Sixteen: A Story for Girls

    1. Read as part of the Book Riot Read Harder 2018 Challenge (Category: "A children's classic published before 1980")She's no relation, but I've always had a curiosity about the work of my mid-Victorian namesake Mrs Ewing, author of dozens of books and short stories for children before her early death. In her time a bestseller, hardly anyone reads her now, but there's a chain of admiration linking her to the present day - there's something of Mrs.Ewing's unpatronising interest in childhood concerns [...]

    2. One of the nicest things about eBooks is all of the obscure gems that have become readily accessible for the Kindle and other formats, often for free since they are in the public domain. This story of a young girl's growing up, orphaned in India and returned to Britain, where she is not only wanted, but loved, by the several families who take her in, shows a girl who is sensible and smart, who pokes fun at the more shallow characters around her and values substance. She and her adoptive older si [...]

    3. This is the second time I have read this - and probably the last. It was as mediocre the second time round as the first. It's perfectly readable, but not outstanding. Maybe it's all a bit too tame. Not much happens. For the most part there is no darkness to contrast with the light. It starts well and it ends well, but in between there is not much of a plot, just lots of nice people with no depths or shades of character.Ironically it was the nondescript middle portion which felt like Ewing was ah [...]

    4. I've only read a part, but the beginning MUST have been the inspiration for The Secret Garden. It is almost identical. The language is more stuffy than the Secret Garden, but it was interesting to see all of the parallels.

    5. A light piece, really geared toward girls, like it says. The most interesting thing to me was the cover of the book, which seems to have nothing to do with the book.

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