This set contains all three newly reissued paperbacks from Evelyn Sibley Lampman at 10% off the individual prices.
Bargain Bride (Living History Library)
To Ginny, almost anything would be better than living with the miserly, good-for-nothing, distant cousins who had claimed her and all she possessed when her parents had died of fever during the wagon-train journey to Oregon Territory.
At the age of ten they had married her off—for a very good price—to a much older farmer, because girls were in great demand since married men could take title to twice the amount of land the government allowed a bachelor. On her fifteenth birthday, kindly Mr. Mayhew came to claim his bride. Unfortunately, on that same day he died of a stroke and Ginny, the young Widow Mayhew, was left in possession of his well-built house and flourishing farm.
This touching story, in which Ginny learns to fend off a stream of suitors who have their eyes only on her rich farmland, gives a vivid sense of life as it was during a brief period in our history when marriage was often considered a practical necessity instead of an affair of the heart.
City Under the Back Steps (Nature Study Library)
Meet Jill and Craig, two children who mysteriously shrink and are taken prisoner by an ant colony.
Down beneath the ground they are herded, to the city under the back steps and the complex world of the ant colony. Here where the haughty Queen rules with an iron hand, each of her subjects has a vital role to perform, and Jill and Craig are put to work. But no sooner had they become involved in the daily routine of the colony when an army of red ants sweeps down, threatening the destruction of the city and its inhabitants, including Jill and Craig!
Evelyn Sibley Lampman’s exciting fantasy, sure to ignite an interest in nature, accurately explores the fascinating hierarchy of the ant world.
27 original illustrations by Honoré Valintcourt. Includes a preview of chapter one from The Bounces of Cynthiann' .
Three Knocks on the Wall (Living History Library)
Marty had just finished burying a dead robin near the tall wooden fence that surrounded the Hutchinson back yard and the house next door. Suddenly she heard it—knock, knock, knock—three knocks coming from the other side of the wall. For a moment Marty was too petrified to move. Knocking on a wall was something a crazy person might do and some people said old Mrs. Hutchinson was crazy, living alone with an unmarried daughter and seeing no one. Then the knocks came again.
Marty soon learned the identity of the person on the other side of the ten-foot wall, and why she stayed there. What was harder to discover was a way to help her new yet unseen friend. For a long time all Marty could do was communicate through the wall and be patient. It was not until a deadly flu epidemic gripped the town and Marty could not come to the wall that her friend finally dared to step outside it.
Evoking small town life in Oregon during World War I with vividness and a clear sense of time and character, Evelyn Sibley Lampman has created a very human and dramatic story that will carry its readers along to a most satisfying conclusion.