The Mennyms by Sylvia Waugh

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The Mennyms--mother, father, grandparents, and five children--live at Number 5 Brocklehurst Grove. There's a secret at Number 5, and it isn't Miss Quigley lurking in the cupboard or the mystery of Pilbeam in the attic. There is a startling deception that if exposed would threaten the family's very existence.

The Mennyms--mother, father, grandparents, and five children--live at Number 5 Brocklehurst Grove. There's a secret at Number 5, and it isn't Miss Quigley lurking in the cupboard or the mystery of Pilbeam in the attic. There is a startling deception that if exposed would threaten the family's very existence.

 

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Sylvia Waugh's books include Space Race, as well as five books about The Mennyms. "From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published April 1, 1994 by Greenwillow. 212 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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`` `If he ever finds out what we really are,' '' groaned Granpa, `` `I shudder to think what he might do.' '' The plot twists and turns around the issue of Albert--and the issue of what is real and what make-believe, yet still precious.

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Waugh's wonderfully eccentric debut bears comparison with Mary Norton's The Borrowers and Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting. The creations of a gifted seamstress, the title characters are ``a whole,

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Waugh's second book is just as good as The Mennyms, and maybe even better-her characters, outsize rag dolls who have come to life, are a lot more believable than many fictional human families.

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Waugh develops this whimsical premise with rigorous logic: the dolls can't eat or drink (but, with the exception of the philosophical blue doll Soobie, they all relish pretend meals);

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