The Racketty-Packetty House

The Racketty Packetty House Acclaimed illustrator Wendy Anderson Halperin celebrates Frances Hodgson Burnett s classic a tale of two dollhouses just in time for its th anniversary When Tidy Castle arrives brand new and gra

  • Title: The Racketty-Packetty House
  • Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • ISBN: 9780689869747
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Acclaimed illustrator Wendy Anderson Halperin celebrates Frances Hodgson Burnett s classic, a tale of two dollhouses, just in time for its 100th anniversary When Tidy Castle arrives, brand new and grand in every way, the Racketty Packetty House has never looked shabbier, and it is shoved in the corner of Cynthia s nursery But the Racketty family still dances, sings, andAcclaimed illustrator Wendy Anderson Halperin celebrates Frances Hodgson Burnett s classic, a tale of two dollhouses, just in time for its 100th anniversary When Tidy Castle arrives, brand new and grand in every way, the Racketty Packetty House has never looked shabbier, and it is shoved in the corner of Cynthia s nursery But the Racketty family still dances, sings, and laughs louder than all the fancy dolls combined When a real life princess visits the nursery, the Rackettys learn that the humans are planning to destroy their house Only a miracle or some very unusual magic can save them now Since its publication in 1906, the story of how Queen Crosspatch and her band of fairies rescued the Racketty Packetty House has inspired dreamers and readers of all ages in the tradition of The Secret Garden and A Little Princess Now Wendy Anderson Halperin s illustrations, brimming with whimsy and wonder, unlock the magic of two dollhouses one posh and one proud to a whole new generation of readers.

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    1. A humorous tale that I would have loved as a child. This brings meaning to the old saying, 'One person's trash is another person's treasure.' The house itself is a perfect sight,And everybody's dressed like a perfect fright,But no one cares a single jotAnd each one giggles over his lot I can't make up another verse,And if I did it would be worse At the very least, I hope a child would come away with an appreciation of things that are old and used, perhaps even battered.I read the 100th annivers [...]

    2. A fine book about fine people, er dolls. The fun kind that all the fairies want to hang out with. And also some snooty ones wearing labelled clothing (branding themselves voluntarily, the sillies) who are not fun. Quite uptight social wannabes.i think Rackety-Packety House may have been the site of the very first, very carefully held, tiny Burning Man. That fun.i love love this book

    3. MAGNIFICENT! This book is a dose of happiness for the world, and I cannot believe how it has been forgotten by time. In the same way that "Wind in the Willows" shows us we should accept our friends and their flaws, this book shows that everything works to the good once we realize that nothing good comes of whining. There's an over-arching narrator to the tale, the Fairy Queen who knows all and only intermittently directs the action when she has to, and the WONDERFUL inhabitants of Racketty-Packe [...]

    4. A fine book about fine people, er dolls. The fun kind that all the fairies want to hang out with. And also some snooty ones wearing labelled clothing (branding themselves voluntarily, the sillies) who are not fun. Quite uptight social wannabes.i think Rackety-Packety House may have been the site of the very first, very carefully held, tiny Burning Man. That fun.i love love this book.

    5. I could feel the wind blows in The Secret Garden, I could smell the fresh bread in Little Princess, I could (almost) see from the other side of an arm chair in Racketty-Packetty House. Not as vivid as the other 2 books, but I finished its Gutenberg with a huge desire to own this lovely red edition.

    6. Originally published in 1906, this is a charming, classic story (by the author of A Little Princess and The Secret Garden) of two dollhouses and their inhabitants and the little girl who is their careless and untidy owner. With the advent of the new, modern Tidy Castle and its inhabitants, the old-fashioned hand-me-down dollhouse and family gets dubbed Racketty-Packetty, and moved to an out-of-the-way corner of the nursery and ignored. But the old doll family continues to live life to the fulles [...]

    7. I suppose I'm rounding up -- in a way. I was delighted to find this book, and enjoyed it as much as I did, largely because of its connection to one of my favorite children's books, A Little Princess. In that book, born storyteller Sara Crewe tells another child about her fancy that dolls, when we aren't watching them, move about and live active little lives, only to rush back to their chairs just before we come back into the room. For all these years, I never realized that Burnett had written an [...]

    8. I discovered this novella tucked amongst my favorite Burnett books on the library shelf. It was an absolute delight to read and ranks as one of my favorite Burnett books of all time. It is sweet and charming, featuring Burnett's classic themes of humanity and pride. It is very clean, with only some innocent romance, as I recall.***An older review salvaged from my blog:This silly little tale recounts the comical ordeal of the homely residents of Racketty-Packetty House when a spiffy new dollhouse [...]

    9. "There's nothing cures scarlet fever like cheering up!" I had to laugh at that line because this story is such a great example of kidlit from the first Golden Age, which stands in such stark contrast with what's coming out lately. ("Sick-lit")The ideology here is also that you're better off living in a tumbling down fun home rather than a brand new castle because the latter is no laughs at all. Except at the end the old doll house gets repaired and the old dolls get new clothes, so I guess it's [...]

    10. I read this book aloud to my 6- and 8-year-old girls. It begins with a letter from the narrator, the fairy Queen Crosspatch: "Now this is the story about the doll family I liked and the doll family I didn't." It's a charming story about 2 dollhouses and the "families" that inhabit them. Tidy Castle is full of wealthy, well-dressed, high-bred, haughty dolls with lots of servants. Racketty-Packetty house is in the bad neighborhood behind an armchair and is full of poor, ragged, jolly dolls.We enjo [...]

    11. I'm actually not a huge fan of Burnett's other more popular works, but she hits the ball out of the park with this one! Adorable novella about two families of dolls - one poor and neglected but happy, the other rich and admired but terribly snooty, and a passel of fairies that play a role in saving the neglected dolls. Sweet (but not saccharine), lively and not a little witty, this is a book pretty much forgotten by mainstream children's literature, which is a shame. A childhood isn't complete w [...]

    12. This is one of those childhood books I always remembered, not the title, just the story of a neglected dollhouse and the wonderful dolls within it. Then I was browsing and there it was. I ordered it to read on Christmas and it was as wonderful as I remember.It was worth reading again. I always missed it a little. I enchanted me just as it did when I was a child. This is a childrens tale I would recommend to all. After all it has stayed in print for over one hundred years.

    13. It's fun to read a children's book now and then, especially if it's a gem like this one! I love Frances Hodgson Burnett, so I was intrigued by this book, which I had not heard of before. It's about two dollhouses and their inhabitants, as well as the fairies who save the day. What more could you ask for? The charming illustrations by Wendy Anderson Halperin, added to this 100th Anniversary Edition. Perfect!

    14. Read with my eight-year-old daughter. A lovely moral teaching us not to judge others based on their appearance nor neighborhood. Could be interpreted as sappy, but my daughter only found it delightful.I feel especially fortunate as this was a difficult book to locate. I happened upon a used copy on and when it arrived it was in beautiful condition and had been signed by the illustrator!

    15. This book was delightful and I enjoyed reading it to my older girls. I love any books about toys and dolls who come to life when people aren't around. I LOVE dollhouses. it was delightful. Since this book was first published around 1906.I did have to go to the dictionary to check out some of the vocabulary! just a delight!

    16. I have an ancient copy of this book that I got from my grandmother. It's a charming story, and I have many fond memories of reading (and re-reading) this as a child. Of course I was also the kind of girl who adored the Oz series and A Little Princess, so it may be less attractive to a newer generation.

    17. My children really enjoyed me reading this aloud at bedtime. I found it a little repetitive; it seems like every chapter ends with "joining hands together in a ring and dancing round and round and round and kicking up their heels and laughing until they tumbled down in a heap." I much prefer the author's other longer and more complex children's books, such as The Secret Garden. But this book is meant for younger children and has a good message about staying positive and taking care of your toys, [...]

    18. Lihtsate lugudega muinasjutukogumik. Natuke harjumatu oli küll see, et sedavõrd erinevad lood on samade kaante vahele kokku saanud. Reeglina on ikkagi mingi ühisnimetaja, aga siin seda ei leidnud. Mitte et see lugusid halvemaks teeks. Eraldiseisvatena olid need kõik mõnusaks ja lihtsaks lugemiseks.

    19. In true Burnett fashion, this lovely story takes its time and uses wonderful period language, but is accessable to modern young readers. The only issue is that despite the happy ending, a romance is alluded to that doesn't ever find any sort of closure, which doesn't bother children, but might irk adult readers. The illustrations in this version are particulary charming, simple and whimsical.

    20. I had always heard of this classic children's story but never read it. It's one of those dolls-and-dollhouses-come-alive books that turn up so often in children's literature. It's a classic tale of the shabby-but-happy triumphing over the new/rich-but-haughty. A short and charming tale with the bonus of little fairies to help the heroes.

    21. This is a FABULOUS treasure! I absolutely love this book! It takes about and hour and a half to read if you read it aloud, all at once, but it also has beautiful illustrations. So it's a picture book AND a chapter book! What a treat! Plus, the story is wonderful and uplifting. This is a rare find. I need to buy my own copy instead of getting it a bazillion times from the library!

    22. Still brilliant after 100 years! Read it aloud. My only beef with this near perfect book is that there are a couple of editing issues that have been neglected for over 100 years! Was that not enough to make corrections?

    23. A beautiful rendering of one choosing how to perceive one's experiences and to make the most of life. Knowing that this story is also autobiographical to a certain extent of FHB's life makes it even more enjoyable - to appreciate the human spirit and the gift of choosing our viewing of our lives.

    24. What a great children's tale to read the little ones at bedtime. I loved it so much it was hard to stop once my daughter was asleep. Thankfully it is short so I only had to wait one day to finish it with her.

    25. Doesn't hold up as well as The Secret Garden but I'm looking forward to seeing 100th Anniversary edition which I somehow missed when it was released - curious to see how Wendy Anderson Halperin interpreted the story.

    26. If you put dolls and FHB together in a book, you have a sure fire childhood winner to me, that is just the facts. It's reminiscent of the Rumer Godden doll books which is high praise to me.(Also, did you know: FHB lived in Knoxville, TN. This fact is blowing my mind.)

    27. I have some granddaughters that would enjoy this book. A parent doesn't have to worry about any things or words in here that their kids shouldn't read.

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