Juliet: Midsummer at Greenchapel

Juliet: Midsummer at Greenchapel

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by Ellen Krieger, Lynne Marshall, Anna Kirwan
     
 

On Midsummer Eve, when all sorts of evils are about, Juliet and her friend Gil must travel through the fens carrying mummy powder of Damietta, a disgusting substance Gil needs to cure Baron Hubert's gyrfalcon. See more details below

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On Midsummer Eve, when all sorts of evils are about, Juliet and her friend Gil must travel through the fens carrying mummy powder of Damietta, a disgusting substance Gil needs to cure Baron Hubert's gyrfalcon.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-6Marie is a young Parisian in pre-Revolutionary France, and the slight story tells of cousins earning money by making sachets. It is the better of the two books. Juliet is an 11-year-old girl celebrating a seasonal feast day in medieval England. It is the tedious tale of commoners seeking medicine for an ailing falcon. Both novels have afterwords explaining the historical time periods during which they take place. Both also have glossaries that are of dubious value. A leper, for example, is defined as "one suffering the disease of leprosy" with no entry for leprosy. The books emphasize historical accuracy (one chapter in Juliet contains a conversation written in authentic old English), but sacrifice plot and characterization in the process. Each story is accompanied by cheerful and informative illustrations. Advertisements for dolls representing the main characters are appended. Marginal purchases.Anne Knickerbocker, Cedar Brook Elementary School, Houston, TX

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689815607
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Series:
Girlhood Journeys Series
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
6.15(w) x 8.51(h) x 0.24(d)
Lexile:
880L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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