Honor Arundel Polly Goodwin - Essay

Polly Goodwin

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

[In The High House], Emma tells her own story frankly and objectively, and should win readers' sympathy and interest as she shows how two divergent but attractive personalities work out their problems with a little give on each side and finally come together in love and understanding. A well-written story that is perceptive and honest.

Polly Goodwin, "Children's Book World: 'The High House'," in Book World—Chicago Tribune (© 1968 Postrib Corp.; reprinted by permission of Chicago Tribune and The Washington Post), September 1, 1968, p. 12.

[Honor Arundel] handles the problem of a young couple wanting to marry on practically no money with great finesse and understanding [in The Two Sisters]. She shows that physical attraction plays a large part in their emotions but this is not enough. The couple need to have emotional maturity to cope with the problems which marriage brings. This is a book which teenage girls will enjoy reading because it tells a story which deals with the kind of problems they are likely to have, and the kind of life they live yet at the same time it is good literature and should encourage them to read further.

"For the Intermediate Library: 'The Two Sisters'," in The Junior Bookshelf, Vol. 31, No. 5, October, 1968, p. 316.