It's a beautiful day for a
wedding in the mountains. Mr. Long with his seven children and Mrs.
Searcy with her five children are about to become a family. Just
as the preacher was about to start the ceremony, all sorts of unplanned
things began to happen. Will then ever get this wedding finished?
Itís the wedding day of a mountain
widower with seven children and a widow with five. The children are
not happy about the wedding and as the preacher begins the sermon chaos
breaks out. The youngest two children start fighting. Things
get under control and despite the childrenís objections the ceremony begins
again. But suddenly a swarm of bees appear. The dog, cat and
chickens go wild. The mules, harnessed to the wagon carrying all
their belongings, are spooked and take off. The wedding party chases
the wagon with the children picking up belongings as they go. They
help each other out along the way and in the end decide they are ready
to become a family.
The book lets children experience
a different culture. The story teaches a valuable lesson in family
and getting along. The pictures are reminiscent of Norman Rockwell
paintings and really capture the ethnicity of mountain people. It
could be a good book in dealing with blended families. (Patty Shingleton,