Dandelion Cottage


Read by Betsie Bush

(4.8 stars; 42 reviews)

Carroll Watson Rankin's best known novel is Dandelion Cottage, published in 1904 by Henry Holt and Company. She first wrote the story serially for her own children. Considered a regional classic in the Midwest, it tells of four young girls who negotiate the use of a derelict cottage as a playhouse by pulling dandelions for the owner, prosperous Mr. Black. The real life model for Mr. Black is generally acknowledged to be Marquette businessman and philanthropist, Peter White. The original Dandelion Cottage is located at 440 East Arch and is privately owned. (Summary from Wikipedia) (4 hr 43 min)

Chapters

Mr. Black's Terms 15:00 Read by Betsie Bush
Paying the Rent 10:52 Read by Betsie Bush
The Tenants Take Possession 15:12 Read by Betsie Bush
Furnishing the Cottage 13:07 Read by Betsie Bush
Poverty in the Cottage 8:55 Read by Betsie Bush
A Lodger to the Rescue 15:13 Read by Betsie Bush
The Girls Disclose a Plan 11:50 Read by Betsie Bush
An Unexpected Crop of Dandelions 11:25 Read by Betsie Bush
Changes and Plans 18:25 Read by Betsie Bush
The Milligans 18:28 Read by Betsie Bush
An Embarrassing Visitor 18:11 Read by Betsie Bush
A Lively Afternoon 19:33 Read by Betsie Bush
The Junior Warden 9:54 Read by Betsie Bush
An Unexpected Letter 8:50 Read by Betsie Bush
An Obdurate Landlord 15:10 Read by Betsie Bush
Mabel Plans a Surprise 7:03 Read by Betsie Bush
Several Surprises Take Effect 9:28 Read by Betsie Bush
A Hurried Retreat 9:20 Read by Betsie Bush
The Response to Mabel's Telegram 15:38 Read by Betsie Bush
The Odd Behavior of the Grown-ups 11:27 Read by Betsie Bush
The Dinner 20:20 Read by Betsie Bush

Reviews

Sweet Children' Story


(5 stars)

This is a sweet book, complete with energetic heroines, mean neighbors and adventures galore. I'm long past the days of playhouses and make-believe, but the girls took me back years and made me laugh as they played at being grown-up for the summer with a house of their very own. Betsie Bush does an excellent job on this solo reading.

Wonderful reader


(5 stars)

Adorable little story full of fun and humor! Join four little girls as they go through many adventures! Reader is excellent and does a great job!

Loved It


(5 stars)

A beautiful little story. I could picture Dandelion Cottage and the four little homemakers. I highly recommend.

A very dear story!


(5 stars)

The characters are charming, and the ending is very satisfactory!


(5 stars)

Very cute story! Worth listening to. Good reader as well.