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Five Little Peppers Midway, by Margaret Sidney

This book, Five Little Peppers Midway, by Margaret Sidney, is a fictional novel.

Everything About Five Little Peppers Midway

Below, we give a brief overview of the book and links to where you can read it (some are FREE). We’ve also included our findings online for activities, quizzes, and worksheets related to the book. And don’t forget the links to more information about the book. All of the work has been done for you, and it’s all here! *Occasionally, we will update the resources for this book; so, check back in, or sign up for the MiniMize Newsletter.

The Pictures from Five Little Peppers Midway

Five Little Peppers Midway Green Book Cover

Before we begin, I would like to point out the pictures in this article.

All were taken from the Internet Archive version of Five Little Peppers Midway, found here.

This edition is packed full of illustrations!

Cover art for this edition of Five Little Peppers Midway was presumably made by the publisher, Boston: D. Lothrop company.

The forty-eight black and white illustrations are by W. L. Taylor.

I’d like to thank the New York Public Library for making this book and its illustrations available online to the public.

To view all of the illustrations from this book, go here.

Subjects Covered in Five Little Peppers Midway, by Margaret Sidney

There are two subjects covered by Five Little Peppers Midway.

These subjects are Literature and Social Studies/Good Citizenship.

This book exhibits characters interacting in social situations.

Reading Level of Five Little Peppers Midway

Five Little Peppers Midway, by Margaret Sidney, is appropriate for Children and Middle Grades.

This means that it can be read beginning approximately in 2nd grade; or at around 7 years of age.

However, the book does contain racially sensitive content that will need to be discussed with your student. It is important to explain to the student this past culture and how and why it has changed.

Placement In the MiniMize Book List

Five Little Peppers Midway, by Margaret Sidney, is book number 41 in the MiniMize Homeschool book list.

This places it in the Elementary Level.

The book is the 15th book to be read during Year 2 of school.

Book Content

Five Little Peppers Midway is the second book in the series.

The adventure follows the Pepper family as they adjust to living with wealthy Mr. King.

The values of the characters provide a clear lesson in Social Studies, despite their rise in social standing.

Also, despite of the racial taboos of the setting and time period.

Readers will find their kindness, consideration, and studious behavior to be charming and worthy of influence.

Chapters – Five Little Peppers Midway

Five Little Peppers Midway contains 24 Chapters. The chapter titles, taken from the Gutenberg book (below), are as follows:

1 Phronsie’s Pie

Five Little Peppers Midway illustration, "The Making of the Pie."

​2 Cousin Eunice Chatterton

​3 The Rehearsal

​4 Welcome Home!

​5 After the Play

​6 The Little Brown House

7 Old Times Again

​8 Some Badgertown Calls

9 A Sudden Blow

10 The Party Separates

​11 Poor Polly!

​12 New Work for Polly

13 A Piece of News

​14 Mamsie’s Wedding

​15 Mrs. Chatterton Has a New Plan

Five Little Peppers Midway illustration, "Come, Phronsie! Come, Boys!"

​16 Where Is Phronsie?

​17 Phronsie Is Found

​18 The Girls Have Polly Again

​19 Phronsie Is Well Again

​20 The Secret

​21 The Whitneys’ Little Plan

​22 Joel

​23 Of Many Things

​24 Away

​Activities for Five Little Peppers Midway

There are few activities existing to use with this book.

We tried searching for “Five Little Peppers Book Test.”

Then, we tried test, quiz, activities, reading guide, study guide, and other combinations of words.

Unfortunately, we only found one activity to go along with this book.

The One Activity

We found the second Five Little Peppers movie, called Five Little Peppers at Home.

While the movie does not follow the book exactly, it is a neat little hour-long film based on the book series.

You can watch it, below.

However, if you missed the first movie, start here.

A MiniMize Worksheet

There is more to hope for, though.

The MiniMize Life is creating a multiple-choice quiz for Five Little Peppers Midway, by Margaret Sidney.

This worksheet will contain 4 pages for 1 day of activity, and a total of 15 questions in all.

An Answer Key is also attached at the end of the worksheet.

How the Worksheet Works

This worksheet will prompt the student to read the entire book, then complete the quiz when they are finished.

The student should read at least one chapter each day.

The quiz should be completed the day that the last chapter is read, or the following day.

Student Instructions

Instructions on the MiniMize Quiz for Five Little Peppers Midway, state the following.

Read the entire book, Five Little Peppers Midway; then, answer the questions. Choose the correct answer below each question and fill in the circle beside the answer.

Where Can I Get the MiniMize Worksheet?

The MiniMize Worksheet described above is currently in production.

The Worksheet has been developed and is awaiting editing and copyright processes.

When these have been completed, The MiniMize Life will release the worksheet and make it available here.

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Read Five Little Peppers Midway, by Margaret Sidney

If you just can’t wait to read Five Little Peppers Midway, The MiniMize Life has found it in multiple formats for you!

Below, you will find links to e-books, audiobooks, and other formats for free and for purchase.

Free E-Books

We all LOVE free stuff!

Below, are the MiniMize recommended e-books for Five Little Peppers Midway, by Margaret Sidney. Although free isn’t always better, we want to make sure that you are able to homeschool no matter what your financial situation might be.

Each section explains a little about the version and gives you a link to the FREE BOOK.


You must know, Gutenberg.org is all about free, open source, and public domain.

Five Little Peppers Midway illustration, "We're going to let her be happy."

This version of Five Little Peppers Midway works perfectly for many eReaders and devices.

The FREE e-book from Gutenberg can be found here.

A word of caution: the audio readings offered by Gutenberg sound a bit robotic. This is by design, to allow anyone the ability to read the book no matter which operating system they use.

*This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.  You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org.

Internet Archive

The most beautiful collection of e-Books, Internet Archive, specializes in scanned versions of actual books.

Remember to keep an eye out for missing pages. These old books might be missing some, even though we try not to recommend any that aren’t fully intact. Somtimes, it’s just unavoidable.

You can read a FREE scanned copy of Five Little Peppers Midway at Internet Archive, here.

Google Books

If you like to keep your books in a Google Play account, then Google Books is for you.

You can find the FREE e-book on Google Books, here.

Audio Books

Want an audio version of the book?

They’re especially helpful on long car rides!

Check out the following sources.


If you prefer to listen to books, LibriVox offers a FREE version of Five Little Peppers Midway, here.

Be aware, however, that LibriVox relies on volunteers to record their audiobooks.

The recordings are not usually narrated by professionals, and many books have more than one narrator.

They are real voices, though; so that’s a plus!


Go to YouTube to find another great FREE resource for Five Little Peppers Midway.

This is not an actual “video,” and only shows a still depiction of the book.

It is, however, a useful way to hear the audio of the LibriVox recording, above.

The FREE audio/video version is available from LibriVox Audiobooks, below.

Bound Books 

Sometimes, you just want to touch and smell a real book, right?

That’s what Amazon’s for!

If printing and binding the book yourself from one of the choices above doesn’t sound appealing, here’s the alternative.

Buy Five Little Peppers Midway already bound and printed on Amazon, here.

Kindle Book

We always recommend Kindle. It’ll save time and effort. And as you might know by now, we’re lazy and big efforts aren’t our favorite thing.

If you’re like us and want to take it easy, get the book on Kindle, here.

Five Little Peppers Midway, by Margaret Sidney

That’s everything so far.

Remember, though, we will be updating this information from time to time.

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