Can Do, Missy Charlie
About the Book
"Train trips through a countryside teeming with bandits. Being carried in a sedan chair up the spine-chillingly narrow path of a mountain. Looking back, it does now seem to be a childhood full of excitement, although we never thought so at the time."
Barbara Brooks Wallace writes of her childhood in China, from which all of the events in this book are drawn. "That was because through it all, as children, we were so protected, as much so as Chinese curios in their padded silk brocade boxes, always watched over by a parent or a devoted amah."
About the Author
Barbara Brooks Wallace is the author of many books for children. She is noted particularly for her Victorian mysteries, or gothics, often described by reviewers as "Dickensian." Both her Twin in the Tavern and Sparrows in the Scullery have won Mystery Writers of America Edgar Awards. Peppermints in the Parlor was a winner of the William Allan White Award.