In this exciting novel about the endearing Mitchell family, Daddy has gone off to fight in World War II. One of his final words to his daughter Joan is, “No dogs!” She would dearly love such a pet, but life is busy and so many new friends, including pets join the Mitchells, leaving no time to think about dogs. The five Mitchell children form a club to do their part for the war-effort-first and foremost helping Mother, of course. Humorous and tender incidents combine with delightful illustrations to make the Mitchells truly unforgettable. The five Mitchell children were actually based on the author's own family.
Illustrated by the author.
This is the first book in the enjoyable Mitchells Series. The second book in the series is Canadian Summer. The third book in the series is Friendly Gables.