The Mary Frances Housekeeper


Screen shot 2015-01-15 at 2.51.12 PMEasy Steps in Housekeeping, or Mary Frances’ Adventures Among the Doll People by Jane Eayre Fryer (PDF ebook)

In this classic volume in the wonderful Mary Frances series, Mary Frances learns some very practical lessons about housekeeping while setting up a household for her own homeless family of dolls.

This volume includes paper dolls and furniture to cut out and put together as you go through the story. If you’ve never read any of the Mary Frances books, you are in for a treat – check out this delightfully written and beautifully illustrated story AND lesson book!

To download this PDF ebook, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key then click the link and save to your mac.

12 thoughts on “The Mary Frances Housekeeper

  1. I love today’s resource! I’m excited to read it to the kids and make the dolls/furniture right along with the story. I appreciate these resources from the “good ole days”! Thank you for your time and all the wonderful things from you!! With much appreciation, Heather

  2. What a lovely book with the paper activities and delightful story. The silhouette illustrations are a beautiful “slice of life” from the time period too.

  3. Will the other two Mary Francis books be available soon? — sewing and cooking? Thank you for making this book available.

  4. I am reading this book aloud to my SON and printed a couple of the dolls/furniture for him to “play” with. He is all BOY but sure nice to teach him a softer-gentler touch. Thanks for this resource!

  5. A great book… I'm thinking of printing it off for my girls for Christmas.  Just one thing, many of the furniture cutouts are cut off at the bottom of the page.  Is it possible to get the whole page?  Thanks.

  6. My children were enjoying the book until the part about the black child.   My youngest said something about Jesus not treating people like that.  My eldest asked if it teaches children to want fine things and not to want to live simply.  From the mouths of babes (my eldest is 9).

  7. What a great read!  Please make other Mary Frances books available to us as well.  With great appreciation for the resources you provide, Jenny.

  8. Thank you for offering this again! Will any of the other Mary Frances books be available? The cook book or the crochet one?

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