Winter's Mischief

Winter s Mischief Clemency goes through a successful first year at Plainfield a co ed boarding school in Pennsylvania An excellent girls book with enough excitement good repartee and a good group of characters Larks

  • Title: Winter's Mischief
  • Author: Marjorie Hill Allee George Gillett Whitney
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 220
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Clemency goes through a successful first year at Plainfield, a co ed boarding school in Pennsylvania An excellent girls book with enough excitement, good repartee and a good group of characters Larks, who has gotten off on the wrong foot Nora, a pretty, well balanced senior Anny, a frightened Austrian refugee Lydia, a bold, clever, opinionated room mate Much miClemency goes through a successful first year at Plainfield, a co ed boarding school in Pennsylvania An excellent girls book with enough excitement, good repartee and a good group of characters Larks, who has gotten off on the wrong foot Nora, a pretty, well balanced senior Anny, a frightened Austrian refugee Lydia, a bold, clever, opinionated room mate Much mischief is created by Borneo , a traditional spook who does many mean and annoying pranks, but whose attitude improves as Spring comes on The faculty members seem particularly congenial at this Quaker school.

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    1. A delightful story, written in 1942, of one semester and part of another in a private boarding school in Pennsylvania, as seen from the viewpoint of Clemency, a new girl adjusting to all the traditions of Plainfield. It reminded me of my college days, which were in a rural setting similar to that of Plainfield. I did wonder, however, why the story was entitled Winter's Mischief, when only a third of it actually took place in winter. I found it interesting that, though one of the characters was a [...]

    2. Unfortunately, this book published in 1942 is now out of print, and I feel lucky that I had the chance to read it; there was only one copy available through my inter-library loan system. It’s a shame that so few members have rated/reviewed it. This book is so much better than the average school story novel, though I can’t quite give it 5 stars. It does make me want to go back and demote some other school story books I’ve read from 4 to 3 stars though because in most ways it is superior to [...]

    3. This is a wonderful boarding school story set in a coed Quaker school outside Philadelphia about two unlikely friends. One is an aspiring scientist, shy at being away at school for the first time. The other is a faculty child, comparatively worldly wise and impatient of rules. Mrs. Allee's husband was a noted scientist, and her interest in his work is affectionately shared in this and other books. She is quite unusual in portraying heroines who are interested in science in the early part of the [...]

    4. Surprisingly realistic and psychologically astute account of some not-particularly-nice (but also not-particularly-awful) girls at boarding school.

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