Five Little Peppers and How They Grew Author:Margaret Sidney The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew tells the story of how the Peppers live, learn, and play in their little brown house. They are poor, and Mamsie must work constantly to keep the wolf from the door but they do it with gaiety and spirit that would not be expected. — The Peppers make do with whatever they have and the elder children try to ... more »make things special for the younger. Though tragedies often befall them, they bear it as best they are able and make the most of the good.
Things change for the Peppers when Phronsie is kidnapped by an organ grinder. She is rescued by young Jasper King and his dog, Prince, both of whom rapidly become fast friends with the Peppers. The Peppers so charm Jasper and his father that one by one they are invited to visit their home in the city and soon the entire family is living there. Mr. King gives Mrs. Pepper the title of housekeeper and endeavors to do everything in his power to see that the children are educated and entertained to the fullest extent of his power.« less