Thursday, April 12, 2012

Review: No Children, No Pets by Marion Holland

Synopsis: NO CHILDREN! NO PETS! What can the three Sanders children and their cat do about a sign like that? Don and Jane and their troublesome little sister find their new Florida house filled with odd tenants - and strange happenings. Why did the superintendent leave in such a hurry? What happened to the missing ruby clip? And where did the homeless boy come from? Here are suspense and fun - the unexpected and the hilarious. Even the peculiar tenants wind up says, Yes Children! Yes Pets!

Review: Published in 1956, this is a flimsy paperback book with retro illustrations. The story is cute and cliched, but takes place in Florida, which I found marvelous. Holland nailed the quirky old people, the Florida weather, the gritty sand and the sound of wind through palms. This story is worth reading, if for nothing more then the vintage language and the funny characters.

Bookmarks: 7 of 10

Awards: None

Date Finished: 4-7-2012
Pages: 156

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