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Mary Louise in the Country

Mary Louise in the Country by L. Frank Baum
By: (1856-1919)

The Bluebird Books is a series of novels popular with teenage girls in the 1910s and 1920s. The series was begun by L. Frank Baum using his Edith Van Dyne pseudonym, then continued by at least three others, all using the same pseudonym. Baum wrote the first four books in the series, possibly with help from his son, Harry Neal Baum, on the third.

The books are concerned with adolescent girl detectives— a concept Baum had experimented with earlier, in The Daring Twins (1911) and Phoebe Daring (1912). The Bluebird series began with Mary Louise, originally written as a tribute to Baum’s favorite sister, Mary Louise Baum Brewster. Baum’s publisher, Reilly & Britton, rejected that manuscript, apparently judging the heroine too independent. Baum wrote a new version of the book; the original manuscript is lost.

The title character is Mary Louise Burrows. In this volume, Mary Louise and Gran’pa Jim take a house for the summer in a quiet place called Cragg’s Crossing. There, they meet with any number of peculiar people – and one very peculiar mystery!!

First Page:

MARY LOUISE IN THE COUNTRY

By Edith Van Dyne Author of "Aunt Jane's Nieces Series"

Frontispiece by J. Allen St. John The Reilly & Lee Co. Chicago

Copyright, 1916 by The Reilly & Britton Co.

Mary Louise in the Country

CONTENTS

I THE ARRIVAL II THE KENTON PLACE III THE FOLKS ACROSS THE RIVER IV GETTING ACQUAINTED V MARY LOUISE BECOMS A PEACEMAKER VI THE AFTERNOON TEA VII MARY LOUISE CALLS FOR HELP VIII THE RED HEADED GIRL IX JOSIE INVESTIGATES X INGUA IS CONFIDENTIAL XI THE FATE OF NED JOSELYN XII THEORIES ARE DANGEROUS XIII BLUFF AND REBUFF XIV MIDNIGHT VIGILS XV "OLD SHADOWTAIL" XVI INGUA'S NEW DRESS XVII A CLEW AT LAST XVIII DOUBTS AND SUSPICIONS XIX GOOD MONEY FOR BAD XX AN UNEXPECTED APPEARANCE XXI A CASE OF NERVES XXII INGUA'S MOTHER XXIII PECULIAR PEOPLE XXIV FACING DANGER XXV FATHER AND DAUGHTER XXVI THE PLOT XXVII NAN'S TRIUMPH XXVIII PLANNING THE FUTURE

Mary Louise in the Country

CHAPTER I THE ARRIVAL

"Is this the station, Gran'pa Jim?" inquired a young girl, as the train began to slow up... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - March 7, 2015
Subject: Mary Louise in the country
A good story with decent twists, well narrated by Savella.
Reviewer: - May 14, 2014
Subject: Review
Savella does a very good job narrating this fun book. Her voice is very calm and smooth. This book was enjoyable and I recommend it.


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