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The Challengers is one of Grace's intriguing books about children left to fend for themselves.

From the J.B. Lippincott Co. jacket flap:

Phyllis held the candle high above her head. The cellar lay below her in an inky pool of shadow. Ouside a cold rain swept down in torrents. Her sister, pretty Melissa, was out in it looking for work. Her mother, too, was away visiting her sick husband at the hospital. Soon Bob and Rosalie would be back from school. There was no food and their landlady had callously left them without heat. So Phyllis built a fire herself and almost lost the cuckoo clock with its precious secret to the wrathful Mrs. Barkus.

Mrs. Hill has written a splended new story of the five Challenger children who met their plight with fine courage, which carried them through Steve's accident and Melissa's harrowing adventures, until that day when a lawyer knocked at the door and delivered a strange message.

2018 GLH "S" Reading List

We're reading books beginning with "S" this year.

January: The Search (1919)

February: The Seventh Hour (1939)

March: Silver Wings (1931)

April: The Sound of the Trumpet (1943)

May: Spice Box (1943)

June: The Story of a Whim (1903)

July: The Strange God (1935) - one of the 1930's booklets, but can be found in #92 "The Honeymoon House and Other Stories" Living Books paperback.

August: The Strange Proposal (1935) - This book is the sequel to "White Orchids"

September: Stranger Within the Gates (1939)

October: The Street of the City (1939)

November: Sunrise (1937)

December: The Substitute Guest (1936) & The Story of the Lost Star (1932)