The series of Flicka, Ricka, and Dicka began in the 1940s in Sweden and this particular copy of when they Go to Market has been republished by Albert Whitman & Company in 1958. The story was originally published in 1946. Whitman's is selling this new printing of the 1958 edition - see it at their website - click here. In fact, they have several of the stories in print.
The story revolves around the girls wanting a bicycle and they need the money to get one. Keep in mind, that bikes were an exception and a costly item for most families during this time frame. And many families would have the child earn the money to purchase it or to help purchase it.
Special to this book: In the back is a pocket with two sheets of paper dolls. One sheet has each of the triplets and the other has a change of clothes for them. Paper dolls were a treat during the 1920s-1960s. Sadly, this simple play item has become largely passé.
About the book: Flicka, Ricka and Dicka are three sisters who live in Sweden. The have blond hair and blue eyes and look very much alike. After the family moves to the country, the girls realize they need bicycles to ride to school. To earn the money, they decide to plant vegetables to sell at the market. They work hard choosing seeds, planting, weeding, watering, and selling too many vegetables to think about themselves! This edition also includes paper dolls of Flicka, Ricka and Dicka!
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Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary copy by the publisher to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own, alone, and I was not compensated.