This is an original edition of the first in this children’s series published in 1881. The series follows the childhoods of the five Pepper children living in poverty with their widowed mother. The family uses the values of hard work, humility, and togetherness to creatively overcome obstacles and make friends. Margaret Sidney (1844-1924) was the pseudonym for American author Harriet Mulford Stone Lothrop who was born in New Haven, Connecticut. She wrote children’s books and ran her husband’s publishing company after his death.
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