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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.

More Time Travel: 2022 GLH Reading List

In 2022, let's do some time traveling into to the latter part of the 1930's! We've included an extra-long journey into a sequel in February and a "side trip" into the 1935 Booklets. Our destination at the end of the year is a 3-book stay for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

JANUARY: Amorelle (1934)
FEBRUARY: White Orchids and its sequel, The Strange Proposal (1935)
MARCH: Beauty for Ashes (1935)
APRIL: April Gold (1936)
MAY: Rainbow Cottage (1934)
JUNE: Mystery Flowers (1936)
JULY: Daphne Deane (1937)
AUGUST:  Sunrise (1937)
SEPTEMBER: Homing (1938)
OCTOBER: Marigold (1938)
NOVEMBER: The Christmas Bride (1934 - the story starts in November!)
DECEMBER: Brentwood (1937) & The Substitute Guest (1936)


SIDE TRIP: The 1935 Booklets

If you don't have one of the rare original booklets, the first booklet in our list was reprinted in the paperback "The Forgotten Friend" (#100) by Tyndale House/Living Books. The last three can be found in the paperback "The Honeymoon House" (#92) by Tyndale House/Living Books.

The Handmaid of the Lord
Life Out of Death
The Old Guard
The Strange God


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