Dandelion Cottage

Carroll Watson RANKIN (1864 - 1945)

Carroll Watson Rankin's best known novel is Dandelion Cottage, published in 1904 by Henry Holt and Company. She first wrote the story serially for her own children. Considered a regional classic in the midwest, it tells of four young girls who negotiate the use of a derelict cottage as a playhouse by pulling dandelions for the owner, prosperous Mr. Black. The real life model for Mr. Black is generally acknowledged to be Marquette businessman and philanthropist, Peter White. The original Dandelion Cottage is located at 440 East Arch and is privately owned. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Children's Fiction, General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Mr. Black's Terms Betsie Bush
00:15:00
Play 02 Paying the Rent Betsie Bush
00:10:52
Play 03 The Tenants Take Possession Betsie Bush
00:15:12
Play 04 Furnishing the Cottage Betsie Bush
00:13:07
Play 05 Poverty in the Cottage Betsie Bush
00:08:55
Play 06 A Lodger to the Rescue Betsie Bush
00:15:13
Play 07 The Girls Disclose a Plan Betsie Bush
00:11:50
Play 08 An Unexpected Crop of Dandelions Betsie Bush
00:11:25
Play 09 Changes and Plans Betsie Bush
00:18:25
Play 10 The Milligans Betsie Bush
00:18:28
Play 11 An Embarrassing Visitor Betsie Bush
00:18:11
Play 12 A Lively Afternoon Betsie Bush
00:19:33
Play 13 The Junior Warden Betsie Bush
00:09:54
Play 14 An Unexpected Letter Betsie Bush
00:08:50
Play 15 An Obdurate Landlord Betsie Bush
00:15:10
Play 16 Mabel Plans a Surprise Betsie Bush
00:07:03
Play 17 Several Surprises Take Effect Betsie Bush
00:09:28
Play 18 A Hurried Retreat Betsie Bush
00:09:20
Play 19 The Response to Mabel's Telegram Betsie Bush
00:15:38
Play 20 The Odd Behavior of the Grown-ups Betsie Bush
00:11:27
Play 21 The Dinner Betsie Bush
00:20:20