I loved Wally Baker, she is everything an inquisitive young girl should be and more. I loved the day she went to her grandparents as a surprise, I loved her friendship with Ham and all their adventures. She had me hooked early on. Wally (short for Wallace, her mother Stella’s maiden name) does not have an easy life, her father has been sent off to war, her mother is busy trying to become a doctor again, but Loretta her grandmother’s housekeeper and her son Ham who is close in age to Wally are always there for her no matter what life tosses her way. A heartwarming story about love and families in good times and tough times.