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Up and Down the River (Fairchild Family 3)

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Up and Down the River (Fairchild Family 3)

by Rebecca Caudill


Quick Overview

Bonnie and Debbie's desire to get rich causes them to respond to a sure-thing magazine advertisement. They are soon embarked upon an ambitious summer of selling up and down the river. Not that circumstances end quite in the way they had imagined! In a surprising flurry of trading, the girls somehow accumulate wealth in the form of unexpected friends, assorted animals, and unforeseen situations, even as their collection of dimes and dollars seem always to be slipping through their hands. Bonnie and Debbie Fairchild occupy center stage in this story of a summer season in the lovely hills of Kentucky of the early 1900 s. This is the Book 3 in the Fairchild Family series.


This is an absolutely warm and delightful story about two sisters who learn what is really valuable in life while living on a farm in Kentucky in the early 1900s. The story begins with both Bonnie and Debby wanting to make money by selling beautiful colored pictures and bluing. If the ad is correct, when the girls sell everything, they will make one dollar. They spend their time waiting for their products by thinking about what they will do with "all that money." Each day after completing their chores—feeding the chickens, putting the cow out to pasture, and sweeping the kitchen floor—the girls set off walking to their neighbors hoping to sell their products. On one particular day the girls go to the house of Mr. and Mrs. Whitaker, an old couple that welcomes them into their home. Mrs. Whitaker is a wonderful storyteller and shares stories of her youth. The girls learn a lot from being around this wonderful couple. Throughout the story, the reader is introduced to several pets that play an important part in the girls' lives. One in particular is named Dirtyknees. By the end of the story, the girls have grown as individuals, and have learned what really makes a person successful and wealthy. Size 0.49" H x 8.48" L x 5.56" W, 143 pages

Additional Information

ISBN 9781883937812
Author Rebecca Caudill
Age Group 8-12
Book Type paperback

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