Five Little Peppers on TV
I often see the series of books about the "Five Little Peppers" listed on book lists for Homeschool. This series of books was authored by was created by Margaret Sidney from 1881 to 1916. The stories center around "Mamsie" and her five children born into poverty in rural America, in a little brown house. We learned how the lived, learned, and played in the "little brown house". Their Father, Mister Pepper, had passed on. The series spans seventeen years, and Mamsie remarries during this time, with full approval of her children. One will also visit school and travel abroad with the Pepper family. Our family has never read this series of books. I recently became interested in them and was so excited when I learned that TCM (Turner Classic Movies) on Cable, would be airing the movie versions throughout November! I am anxious to watch and admire Mamsie who surely seems to be the moral backbone of her family. She longs to provide happiness and a good education for her children, just as you and I, in such difficult economic times. The first in the series, aired this morning and we DVR'd it for later viewing. It was made in 1939 and is titled "Five Little Peppers and How they Grew". A case of measles gets this working class family mixed up with a blustering businessman's clan. "Five Little Peppers At Home" , made in 1940, will air November 10th at 10:45 am. TCM stated that this one will be about the five siblings enlisting a crusty old businessman to help save their mother from bankruptcy. This movie is based on the book "Five Little Peppers Midway". On November 17 at 10:45 am, tune into TCM for "Out West With the Peppers". This is based upon the book, "Five Little Peppers Abroad". The working class family moves West in search of better fortune! Should be an adventure! For a nice treat during Thanksgiving week, check out on November 24 at 10:45 am, the showing of "Five Little Peppers In Trouble", also known as, "Five Little Peppers At School". The story is about the five siblings possibly facing boarding school when their working mother can not hold a job and care for them. Each of the movies are about an hour long in length. Most reviews state that viewers enjoyed these classics, and especially enjoyed watching them with their children. A few mentioned they got a good laugh from the cute stories. We look forward to watching all of these and sharing our own thoughts. Be sure and leave your own review here, if you and your family also join in on watching these classics. Be sure and let channels like TCM know that we families enjoy having such viewing choices!