The Curlytops on Star Island

The Curlytops on Star Island

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Excerpt: ...Trouble called any weed, flower or bunch of grass he happened to pick a "posy-tree." "Oh, I guess he isn't hurt," remarked Teddy. "If it's only a broken posy-tree I'll get you another," he said kindly. "Are you all right, Trouble? Can you stand up?" for he feared, after all, lest Baby William's legs might have been hurt, since they were doubled up under him. Trouble showed he was all right by getting up and walking about. He had stopped crying, and Ted and Jan could see that he, too, had fallen on a pile of soft leaves near the swing, so he was only "jiggled up," as Jan called it. One side of the grapevine swing had torn loose from the tree, and thus it had come down with Jan and Trouble. "I guess it wasn't strong enough for two," 125 said Ted. "Maybe I can find another grapevine." "I'd like a rope swing better," Janet said. "Then it wouldn't tumble down." "I guess that's so," agreed her brother. "We'll ask grandpa to get one." Grandpa Martin laughed when he heard what had happened to the grapevine swing, and promised to make a real one of rope for the Curlytops. This he did a day or so afterward, so that Ted and Jan had a fine swing in their camp on Star Island, as well as one at Cherry Farm. They were two very fortunate children, I think, to have such a grandfather. "Where are you going now, Grandpa?" called Jan one day, as she saw the farmer getting the boat ready for use. "I'm going over to the mainland to get some things for our camp," answered Mr. Martin. "They came from a big store in some boxes and crates, and they're at the railroad station. I'm going over to get them. Do you Curlytops want to come along?" "Well, I just guess we do!" cried Ted. "Me want to come!" begged Trouble. "Not this time, Dear," said his mother. 126 "You stay with me, and we will have some fun. Let Jan and Ted go." Trouble was going to cry, but when Nora gave him a cookie he changed his mind and ate the little cake instead, though I think one or two tears splotched...
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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236728092
  • 9781236728098