Mary Louise in the Country


Read by Sibella Denton

(4.6 stars; 48 reviews)

The Bluebird Books is a series of novels popular with teenage girls in the 1910s and 1920s. The series was begun by L. Frank Baum using his Edith Van Dyne pseudonym, then continued by at least three others, all using the same pseudonym. Baum wrote the first four books in the series, possibly with help from his son, Harry Neal Baum, on the third. The books are concerned with adolescent girl detectives— a concept Baum had experimented with earlier, in The Daring Twins (1911) and Phoebe Daring (1912). The Bluebird series began with Mary Louise, originally written as a tribute to Baum's favorite sister, Mary Louise Baum Brewster. Baum's publisher, Reilly & Britton, rejected that manuscript, apparently judging the heroine too independent. Baum wrote a new version of the book; the original manuscript is lost. The title character is Mary Louise Burrows.In this volume, Mary Louise and Gran'pa Jim take a house for the summer in a quiet place called Cragg's Crossing. There, they meet with any number of peculiar people - and one very peculiar mystery!! (Summary from Wikipedia and Sibella Denton)

(4 hr 33 min)

Chapters

01 - The Arrival 12:01 Read by Sibella Denton
02 - The Kenton Place 8:22 Read by Sibella Denton
03 - The Folks Across the River 12:19 Read by Sibella Denton
04 - Getting Acquainted 11:08 Read by Sibella Denton
05 - Mary Louise becomes a Peacemaker 5:40 Read by Sibella Denton
06 - The Afternoon Tea 14:51 Read by Sibella Denton
07 - Mary Louise Calls for Help 12:09 Read by Sibella Denton
08 - The Red-Headed Girl 14:41 Read by Sibella Denton
09 - Josie Investigates 9:26 Read by Sibella Denton
10 - Ingua is Confidential 10:25 Read by Sibella Denton
11 - The Fate of Ned Joselyn 7:26 Read by Sibella Denton
12 - Theories are Dangerous 9:11 Read by Sibella Denton
13 - Bluff and Rebuff 9:00 Read by Sibella Denton
14 - Midnight Vigils 11:25 Read by Sibella Denton
15 - "Old Swallowtail" 8:12 Read by Sibella Denton
16 - Ingua's New Dress 5:58 Read by Sibella Denton
17 - A Clew at Last 12:48 Read by Sibella Denton
18 - Doubts and Suspicions 11:07 Read by Sibella Denton
19 - Good Money for Bad 10:01 Read by Sibella Denton
20 - An Unexpected Appearance 12:42 Read by Sibella Denton
21 - A Case of Nerves 7:47 Read by Sibella Denton
22 - Ingua's Mother 9:48 Read by Sibella Denton
23 - Peculiar People 13:21 Read by Sibella Denton
24 - Facing Danger 7:32 Read by Sibella Denton
25 - Father and Daughter 9:45 Read by Sibella Denton
26 - The Plot 5:27 Read by Sibella Denton
27 - Nan's Triumph 7:04 Read by Sibella Denton
28 - Planning the Future 4:06 Read by Sibella Denton

Reviews

Love your neighbor as yourself.

(5 stars)

A mystery to the end. This would be a good read-aloud book one chapter at a time and talk about morals, judging outward appearance versus what's really happening in the heart. A book that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

l loved this book !❤❤❤

(5 stars)

lt was a great sequel to the first book. l can't wait to read the rest of the series!😁😁

wonderful story

(4 stars)

not only a mystery fro young girls, but lessons in good character as well

Fun

(5 stars)

Another fun romp with Mary Louise and her friends. Great reader!

A good book to listen to

(4.5 stars)

Interesting story with good characters. A nice easy listening book.

(4 stars)

not as good as the first, but still surprisingly good