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Little Busybodies

The Life of Crickets, Ants, Bees, Beetles, and Other Busybodies

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Co-author: Julia Moody
Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 31,774 / 94 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 92.4
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 786
Added to site: 2007.06.28
mnybks.net#: 17469
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lying out with rugs, and then forgetting they hadn't been brushed and flying in again. The cat was playing croquet with the balls and spools of an open work-basket, and Max had discovered an old straw hat which tasted very good to him. Only Mrs. Reece kept her head and stayed indoors, moving about quietly from room to room, putting the house in that beautiful order which little children never think about.

Out on the grass that sloped down to the street, which, in its turn, tumbled head over heels down to the lake, Betty and Jimmie were playing with their playmates. They were all so wild with joy that every time Jimmie saw another boy he shouted, "Come over!" when the boy was coming, anyway, just as fast as he could.

Up, up from the foot of the lake climbed an old man; up, up, up the steep street he came, his white hair shaking and shining in the brisk June breeze, his long, white beard caught every once in a while by the wind and tossed sideways.

"Mother," called Jimmie, "Ben Gile is comi

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 2 from 1 reviews: **
2012.07.08
mei
**...

This book is aimed at children from eight to fourteen years of age; it give lessons on animals in the shape of stories. I found this book to be too oldfashioned and obsolete to recommend it.


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