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

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by Valerie Tripp, Luann Roberts, G. Mays
     
 

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Felicity is invited to a dancing lesson at the Governor's Palace, the most wonderful honor she can imagine. Mother promises to make a beautiful new gown for her. As the splendid event draws near, Mother becomes dreadfully ill. Felicity spends all her days caring for her, sadly accepting that there will be no new gown and no chance to go to the Palace. No chance,

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Felicity is invited to a dancing lesson at the Governor's Palace, the most wonderful honor she can imagine. Mother promises to make a beautiful new gown for her. As the splendid event draws near, Mother becomes dreadfully ill. Felicity spends all her days caring for her, sadly accepting that there will be no new gown and no chance to go to the Palace. No chance, that is, until a glorious surprise reminds her that Christmastide is a time when hopes and dreams do come true.

Editorial Reviews

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 Her enjoyment runs up against her father's decision not to sell tea in his shop until the hated tax is repealed.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:
9781562470104
Publisher:
American Girl Publishing, Inc
Publication date:
09/28/1991
Series:
American Girl Collection Series: Felicity, #3
Pages:
77
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.23(d)
Lexile:
600L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Felicity's Surprise: A Christmas Story (American Girls Collection Series: Felicity #3) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, but to short!!;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the adventures!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am sixteen and still love reading ( or rereading) these books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book
Les_Livres More than 1 year ago
"... This update is over the first six books about Felicity Merriman, a spunky young redhead in colonial America, in the dawn of the Revolutionary War. All six books were written by Valerie Tripp. Felicity lives in Virginia with her mother, father, and her little brother and sister. Her father is a shopkeeper, and his young apprentice lives with them as well - he is older than Felicity, but they become good friends. Felicity also befriends a girl her age whose family of Loyalists comes over from England. Felicity's family are Patriots, and this difference does cause some tension between the girls at one point. ..." For full review, please visit me (Les Livres) on Blogger!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first read Felicity's Surprise when I was 9 years old and was given the Felicity doll for my birthday by my parents (after I begged and pleaded for months). 15 years later, I still love re-reading this book every Christmas. It gives a beautiful and inspirational message of hope and love for girls of all ages. It also provides excellent historical facts concerning Colonial times. Felicity is an admirable heroine, one who has spirit and pluck, but also intelligence and courage during difficult times. This book is a wonderful addition to any girl's library.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is a really good book about Felcity and I think one of the beat in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago