Ready-Made Family

  • Title: Ready-Made Family
  • Author: Frances Salomon Murphy
  • ISBN: 9780590020701
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ready Made Family When Hedwig Peter and Mary Rose Kowalski are told at the State Home and School that they are being fostered with a kind druggist and his wife Mary Rose goes smilingly because she is only six Peter g
    When Hedwig, Peter and Mary Rose Kowalski are told at the State Home and School that they are being fostered with a kind druggist and his wife Mary Rose goes smilingly because she is only six, Peter goes sourly because at ten he has had enough mistreatment to learn how to lie, and twelve year old Hedwig with resignation for the bad things she ll probably encounter But aWhen Hedwig, Peter and Mary Rose Kowalski are told at the State Home and School that they are being fostered with a kind druggist and his wife Mary Rose goes smilingly because she is only six, Peter goes sourly because at ten he has had enough mistreatment to learn how to lie, and twelve year old Hedwig with resignation for the bad things she ll probably encounter But after the initial strangeness of a new life is over, life with the Kennedys gets better and better The Kowalskis make their own young friends Grandmother Kennedy gradually warms to the newcomers and when Hedy s aunt returns to try to claim her, new love and security keep Hedy where she is.

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    1. This afternoon I was working on a textile project when suddenly the name "Hedwig" floated to the top of my mind. For years I've been trying to remember the name of the book I loved as a child, about three children who are placed in a foster home. The story is told in the POV of the eldest child, who loves her foster parents but worries it's just temporary and they'll be shuttled off to another foster home. Suddenly I remembered her name was Hedwig. The book resonated with me, I think, because my [...]

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    2. I remember loving this book when I was growing up. I'd love to find it now & read it again.

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    3. An excellent depiction of adoption. Specifically of the adoption of school-age children. Three siblings of Polish ancestry have been passed around in the city ghetto by relatives who abused and devalued them following their mother's death. The oldest girl has learned to be a household slave, the littlest, very pretty girl has learned to flirt and tattle, and the middle child, a boy, has learned that he is no good and developed problems with temper tantrums, nightmares and stealing. They are plac [...]

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    4. Such a touching, charming, wonderful story. Several times I had to stop reading to wipe the tears from my eyes. The love these children long for, and ultimately receive from their new parents--is palpable.

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    5. Love those orphan books!

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    6. This book had such an impact on me as a child!!!

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    7. Read as a child, and still have the copy.

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    8. I haven't read this book in so long that I can't rate it. But I think I liked it.

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    9. Lovely. A wonderful read that I would have loved as a child. First published in 1953, it's rather dated -- but that's no drawback.

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    10. childrens story of how foster kids become part of a real family- 1950's americana.

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    11. Peter was a great character. :)

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    12. Ready-made family by Frances Salomon Murphy (1953)

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    13. Good childrens' story about foster families.

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