Is this the end for the Mennyms?
For the forty years of their existence, the Mennyms assumed that their life would go on forever. Hidden in the safety of their home at 5 Brockenhurst Grove, the Mennyms carefully guarded the secret that they were actually a family of life-size rag dolls. Now Sir Magnus, the family patriarch, has had a premonition that their world is about to come to an end.
Granny tulip is furious with her husband for even suggesting such a fate. Soobie, who has always been the troublesome grandchild, is suddenly serious, concerned with how his sister Pilbeam will take the news. And as the fateful day draws near, Vinetta, Joshua, Wimpey, Poopie, and the rest of the Mennyms think about how they will be remembered. Will they be seen merely as the finest rag dolls ever made, or will someone recognize them as the incredible family who was magically brought to life by the loving hands and heart of their creator?
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Sylvia Waugh was for twenty years a teacher of English literature. She always wanted to write, but The Mennyms, her first book, was not written until after her retirement. It was received with acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. Subsequent books were received with equal enthusiasm. She lives in England with her husband and three grown children.From School Library Journal:
Grade 4-6?The Mennyms are back and worried about Sir Magnus's premonition that they will all die on October first. For this rag doll family, brought to life by the love and spirit of their human creator, the thought of dying is confusing and hard to accept. On the chance that Granpa Magnus is right, they all work to put their lives in order. After the unthinkable happens, the story shifts to the human owners of the house as they try to figure out the mystery and destiny of the Mennyms and to find someone who will care for and love them. This latest book in the series stands fairly well alone, but draws readers irresistibly to the previous titles. The Mennyms are fully realized characters and Waugh has beautifully integrated the fantasy of their existence into an everyday setting. Readers will clamor for another tale, hardly able to wait to see how the Mennyms will adapt to their new home and caregiver. Children who love Mary Norton's The Borrowers (Harcourt, 1953) must meet the Mennyms.?Anne Connor, Los Angeles Public Library
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