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Mother Carey's Chickens

Kate Douglas Wiggin

“When Captain Carey went on his long journey into the unknown and uncharted land, the rest of the Careys tried in vain for a few months to be still a family, and did not succeed at all. They clung as closely to one another as ever they could, but there was always a gap in the circle where father had been….. The only thing to do was to remember father's pride and justify it, to recall his care for mother and take his place so far as might be; the only thing for all, as the months went on, was to be what mother called the three Bs -- brave, bright, and busy." From the author of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, this book tells the story of a widow and her four children, forced to leave their home due to financial difficulties, and move to the “Yellow House” in turn of the century Beulah, Maine. The Disney movie “Summer Magic” starring Hayley Mills was loosely based on this book. (Summary by Maria Therese – with quotes from the book)

“When Captain Carey went on his long journey into the unknown and uncharted land, the rest of the Careys tried in vain for a few months to be still a family, and did not succeed at all. They clung as closely to one another as ever they could, but there was always a gap in the circle where father had been….. The only thing to do was to remember father's pride and justify it, to recall his care for mother and take his place so far as might be; the only thing for all, as the months went on, was to be what mother called the three Bs -- brave, bright, and busy." From the author of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, this book tells the story of a widow and her four children, forced to leave their home due to financial difficulties, and move to the “Yellow House” in turn of the century Beulah, Maine. The Disney movie “Summer Magic” starring Hayley Mills was loosely based on this book. (Summary by Maria Therese – with quotes from the book)
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“When Captain Carey went on his long journey into the unknown and uncharted land, the rest of the Careys tried in vain for a few months to be still a family, and did not succeed at all. They clung as closely to one another as ever they could, but there was always a gap in the circle where father had been….. The only thing to do was to remember father's pride and justify it, to recall his care for mother and take his place so far as might be; the only thing for all, as the months went on, was to be what mother called the three Bs -- brave, bright, and busy." From the author of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, this book tells the story of a widow and her four children, forced to leave their home due to financial difficulties, and move to the “Yellow House” in turn of the century Beulah, Maine. The Disney movie “Summer Magic” starring Hayley Mills was loosely based on this book. (Summary by Maria Therese – with quotes from the book)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

7h 26m


Chapters

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01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

21:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:28


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

13:20


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

12:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:47


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

18:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

18:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

15:40


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:29


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

13:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

17:57