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The Curlytops and Their Playmates

or Jolly Times Through the Holidays

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Author: Howard R. Garis (Victor Appleton)
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 47,350 / 138 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.2
LoC Category: PZ
Series: Curlytops
Downloads: 1,006
Added to site: 2008.04.24
mnybks.net#: 20653
Origin: gutenberg.org

The Curlytops have great times with their uncle's collection of animals.

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little boy was not on the high platform, from which he had been seen to topple backward.

Where was Trouble?

This was the question the Curlytops asked themselves. And it was what their playmates wanted to know, as did the postman.

But before we settle that question I want to answer several inquiries that I feel sure some of my new readers are asking, and among these is this:

"Who are the Curlytops?"

Those who have read the previous books of this series do not need to go over this part I am writing now. They may skip it and get on with the story. Others may wish to know something about Ted, Janet and Trouble.

"Curlytops" was not their right name. As you have noticed, it was Martin. Theodore Baradale Martin was called Ted, or Teddy, and Janet's name was more often shortened to Jan. William was called Trouble as I have mentioned.

The name "Curlytops" was given the two older children because of their curly, golden heads of hair. They lived with their father and moth

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