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She had dialed the operator , and a voice was already speaking to her at the
other end . Mary Rose said , “ I want to call Fort Wayne collect . ” She gave the
operator her home number and her mother ' s name . “ I want to talk to Mommy .
Operator , ” she said , “ I want the police . ” “ Help ! ” Jo - Beth started to print . “
Are you in trouble ? ” the operator asked . She sounded suspicious . “ Yes , we
are . Please . I want the police . ” “ How do you spell prisoner ? ” Jo - Beth asked .
the operator asked . When Mary Rose said no , the operator wanted to know , “ Is
your father there ? ” “ He went out to get gas . See , he waited until the tank was
empty . . . " “ Is there any grownup in the house at all ? ” the operator interrupted .
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing
Rather implausible, but still fun and satisfying. Better for ages 8-10, or younger if you're reading it to them. Too bad the girls don't actually wind up spending that much time among all the books ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ComposingComposer - LibraryThing
The dialogue is somewhat stilted, and the girls aren't very interesting (except for their names, why would an author call two characters Mary Rose and Jo-Beth.) though the story was interesting. "Kids don't faint, only grown-ups faint." Tell that to my eight-year-old fainting self. Read full review
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