Juliet: Rescue at Marlehead Manor

Juliet: Rescue at Marlehead Manor

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In these second books for each of the Girlhood Journeys heroines, young readers will follow the further exciting adventures of Juliet, Shannon, Marie, and Kai. With Juliet, travel back to 14th century England for intrigue and danger, or join Shannon in 1880's San Francisco for mystery and sleuthing. Marie will take you to 18th century to the world of ballet, and Kai… See more details below

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In these second books for each of the Girlhood Journeys heroines, young readers will follow the further exciting adventures of Juliet, Shannon, Marie, and Kai. With Juliet, travel back to 14th century England for intrigue and danger, or join Shannon in 1880's San Francisco for mystery and sleuthing. Marie will take you to 18th century to the world of ballet, and Kai to her 15th century Yoruban village in Africa. Watch as their adventures take wing!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Judy Silverman
This is a nice story that is part of the "Girlhood Journeys" series. It is set in England in 1340, and Juliet is the childhood friend, now maid and companion, to the Lady Marguerite of Marblehead Manor. All is not quite well, as Lady Marguerite's new friend, Enid, seems to think that Juliet is not a properly submissive maid. But Enid's father is being held prisoner on a trumped-up treason charge, and only Juliet can manage to get him released. The glossary and tiny pictures from museums are a good touch. This is a mid-grade-level book, but older readers also may enjoy it.
Children's Literature - Leila Toledo
Two sisters journey to a neighboring village to seek help to save their people from starvation. The setting is Yorubaland in Nigeria, Africa, 1440. The journey creates self-discovery and a bond of love and respect between Kai and her older sister, Jamila. Kai, however, has a decision to make. Should she stay in Oyo and realize her dream of becoming a sculptress or should she return home to her family?
Children's Literature - Rebecca Joseph
In this easy to read story, Irish immigrant Shannon tries to adapt to her new life in 1880's San Francisco. With her newly adopted sister, Mi Ling, whom Shannon rescued from an evil Chinese shopkeeper, Shannon decides to collect used books from the people in her neighborhood to give to a free library that is about to open in San Francisco. While seeking contributions, Shannon, Mi Ling, and their friend Betsy must overcome the racism of several neighbors, the depression of Mi Ling, and the theft of several of their contributed books. This novella introduces readers to life for new Americans in San Francisco and is a lovely addition to Girlhood Journeys, a series of books dedicated to exploring the journeys of young woman in different centuries and different countries.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-5Capitalizing on the popularity of the "American Girl" stories (Pleasant), this series explores the lifestyles of young girls from different times and places. In these titles, both characters find themselves in tense situations. Marie, an aspiring ballerina training at the 18th-century Paris Opra, faces expulsion from the ballet when she's accused of ruining another dancer's wig and of stealing her shoe. Juliet, a maid-in-waiting to a medieval lady, risks her life to get a message to a woman whose husband has been unjustly imprisoned. Both tales have happy endings. While the stories are engaging and filled with interesting period details further described in the afterwords, the plot lines are thin and only the protagonists are well-developed characters. Indeed, the books seem to be somewhat more of an excuse for peddling the Girlhood Dolls advertised on the last page than an attempt to provide young readers with solid stories. The words "mystery" and "rescue" in the subtitles promise more excitement and suspense than the tales actually deliver, especially in the case of Marie. Full-color illustrations appear throughout both titles; the pictures in Marie are rather stilted. Nevertheless, the predictable narratives promote the themes of self-discovery, self-worth, and the importance of true friends. Additional purchases, these selections will be popular with readers intrigued by the romance of life in distant places and times.Nancy Menaldi-Scanlan, LaSalle Academy, Providence, RI

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689809873
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
04/08/1997
Series:
Girlhood Journeys Series
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.26(d)
Lexile:
950L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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