Felicity's Surprise: A Christmas Story (American Girls Collection Series: Felicity #3)

Felicity's Surprise: A Christmas Story (American Girls Collection Series: Felicity #3)

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by Valerie Tripp, Vignettes Luann Roberts, Keith Skeen, Dan Andreasen
     
 

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Felicity's mother promises to make her a beautiful new gown for Felicity's visit to the governor's palace. But as the day for the visit draws near, Mother becomes ill. American Girls Collection/Felicity #3.See more details below

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Felicity's mother promises to make her a beautiful new gown for Felicity's visit to the governor's palace. But as the day for the visit draws near, Mother becomes ill. American Girls Collection/Felicity #3.

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School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-- Felicity is a nine-year-old living in Williamsburg in 1774. The first book concerns lessons in gentlewomanly comportment; although she initially expresses a desire to learn Latin, Greek, philosophy, and geography, one look at Mrs. Manderly's tea service is enough to win her over completely to lessons in the social graces. Her enjoyment runs up against her father's decision not to sell tea in his shop until the hated tax is repealed. Felicity's Surprise revolves around the creation of a new gown to wear to the governor's palace two weeks after Christmas. Whether or not to attend is the first battle of conscience, as Felicity's father's business has suffered since he sided with those opposed to the king's tax. Her mother's illness, however, temporarily drives away all thoughts of the party. A ``Peek into the Past'' section concludes each volume. The characterizations are superficial and the background information and historical detail frequently overwhelm all else. The illustrations are colorful, but figures are awkwardly depicted. Purchase where the series is popular; those who didn't buy early volumes may safely skip these undistinguished offerings as well. --Elaine Fort Weischedel, Turner Free Library, Randolph

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780780708938
Publisher:
Amer Girl Pub
Publication date:
09/28/1991
Series:
American Girl Collection Series: Felicity, #3
Pages:
69
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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