We read this book as our “Fun Novel” at the end of Whatchamacallit (Circle Time, Morning Time, Morning Basket, Symposium, Whatchamacallit). I loved the beautiful writing, thoughtful story, and many of the ideas presented.
I was disappointed by how Romani were portrayed in the story.
Kate, a wild, spoiled imp of a city-girl, is sent to live with her uncle and his family after an illness and the death of her mother. She is completely out of control and her father doesn’t know what to do with her. She causes some crazy events in the beginning, but -spoiler- she becomes a settled, happy child who has adventures with her cousin.
My children were completely enthralled by the book: laughing at Kate’s antics and begging for more.
This book is highly recommended by all of us with some qualifications about reading and discussing together.