Whoa Matilda Author:Janet Lambert Everyone who has read CANDY KANE has kept her fingers crossed that the irrepressible Candy would somehow continue her helpful, hopeful, unpredictable ministrations to her difficult family at Fort Benning. And here she is! — This time the Kanes are living in a hotel in crowded Washington, awaiting Colonel Kane's orders to leave on what turns out t... more »o be a highly secret overseas mission. Barton Reed is now a full-fledged private first class, and owns a hysterical old coupe named Matilda.
Matilda lacks figure, dignity and self-control, and eventually becomes Candy's most prized possession - because Bart can see no possible way of keeping the delightful old jalopy now that he is in the Army.
Both Matilda and Candy eventually find themselves a new home near Fort Benning with Candy's delightful friend, Jane.
And with them go the Kanes' two problem children - Candy's most difficult sister Leigh, and Marcia, their mother!
Candy is growing up - she's 16 now- and other boys besides Barton arae beginning to appreciate her sunny, lovable charm. So the prickly little plot begins to hatch. To tell the rest would be unfair to Candy and the Army.
Each new book by Janet Lambert seems to be even better than the last. And Whoa, Matilda! is the best to date.« less