Phebe Fairchild: Her Book
By Lois Lenski
When Phebe's mother decides to join Phebe's father on a sea voyage, the ten-yearold is sent to stay with relatives in the country. Life in 1830 rural Connecticut at first seems rigid to Phebe, and her copy of Mother Goose is a constant source of support. The child comes to appreciate her relatives, their simple life, their generosity, and their sense of fun.