by Laura Lee HopeThis book was another delightful tale of the Bobbsey Twins and their adventures. In this story, the set out on their new houseboat for their summer vacation. They encounter a mean farmer, a mystery of disappearing food, and a your boy who has been mistreated. All in all another cute, sweet, and old-fashioned story.
I must say I have been so surprised at the number of reviews that say that this series is racist. However, I think I finally understand what they are talking about. The cook and her husband are very uneducated, which at first seems to put them in a bad light, but I think that people have it wrong. I think the people that they really shame, is the culture of the time. Blacks were not given the opportunity to get a good education therefore how could they be expected to talk like an educated person. We may not like the fact that there was a time when African-American's were treated this way, but it is a fact. To pretend it didn't happen, and to pretend that we have they have always been educated is unfair to both us and the African-American community.
This series captures a long ago era in a charming way.
|Title||The Bobbsey Twins on a Houseboat (Bobbsey Twins, #6)|
|eBook format||Hardcover, (torrent)|
|Author||Laura Lee Hope|
|Publisher||Grosset & Dunlap|
|File size||0.9 Mb|
|Book rating||4.49 (437 votes)