Meet the Moffats. There is Sylvie, the oldest, the cleverest, and---most days at least---the responsible one; Joey, who though only twelve is the man of the house...sometimes; Janey, who has a terrific upside-down way of looking at the world; And Rufus, who may be the littlest but always gets in the biggest trouble.
It is wartime and Carrie and Nick Willow are sent from London to Wales to protect them from the blitz. While in Wales, they live with "Auntie Lou" and her very strict brother, Mr. Evans. Their friend Albert is luckier, living in Druid's Bottom with Hepzibah Green and the strange Mister Johnny. Gradually they begin to settle into their new surroundings, but then Carrie does the worst thing she ever did in her life...
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Becca has frequently gone with her parents to visit her Gran at her rustic cabin by the sea. But this year, Becca's mother is expecting a baby, and Becca is sent to visit her grandmother on her own. The prospect of spending time at Gran's---with her peculiar plumbing and ridiculous Scrabble rules---is hardly appealing. Then, on her very first night, Becca finds an oyster full of pearls. One pearl for every adventure to come? Becca desperately hopes so, as much as she longs for a friend to share them with.
The four Melendy children live with their father and Cuffy, their beloved housekeeper, in a worn, but comfortable, brownstone in New York City. There is thirteen-year-old Mona, who has decided to become an actress; twelve-year-old mischievous Rush; ten-year-old Randy (Miranda), who loves to dance and paint; and thoughtful Oliver, who is just six. Tired of wasting Saturdays doing nothing but wishing for larger allowances, the four Melendys jump at Randy's idea to start the Independent Saturday Afternoon Adventure Club, also known as I.S.A.A.C. If they pool their allowances and tak