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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.

Into the 30s: 2021 GLH Reading List

Let's keep time rolling...we've finished the 1920's in 2020, so let's dive into 1930-1933. Bonus points if you read the booklets released in 1932!

JANUARY: The Gold Shoe (1930)
FEBRUARY: Ladybird (1930)
MARCH: The White Lady (1930)
APRIL: The Chance of a Lifetime (1931)
MAY: Kerry (1931)
JUNE: Silver Wings (1931)
JULY: The Challengers (1932)
AUGUST: Happiness Hill (1932)
SEPTEMBER: The Patch of Blue (1932)
OCTOBER: The Beloved Stranger (1933)
NOVEMBER: Matched Pearls (1933)
DECEMBER: The Ransom (1933) AND Your favorite Christmas GLH book!


BONUS: The 1932 Booklets:

Beggarman
Her Wedding Garment
The House Across the Hedge
The Story of the Lost Star


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