Five Little Peppers and How They Grew - Margaret Sidney

This is a cute, classic book about a poor family ... who, as is typical in these tales, is making the best of what they have. The five Pepper children, and their widowed mother, are hard-working folks who find blessings in everything ... even when young Phronsie runs away and is rescued by Jasper and his dog, Prince.

This leads to a friendship with a well-to-do family ... a family with a lot to learn from the Peppers.

The book felt a trifle dated to me, but there were still some moving and thought-provoking moments.