Meet Cécile (American Girl Series) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Cécile Rey can't wait for Mardi Gras, the dazzling season of parties and costume balls in New Orleans. For the grandest event of all, the Children's Ball, Cécile is determined to come up with a fantastic costume like no other. Everyone will notice her! And after Mardi Gras, Cécile's beloved brother, Armand, will finally come home after two long years in faraway France. But Mardi Gras season turns out to be even more exciting than Cécile expects when she meets a new girl named Marie-Grace Gardner. Together they ...
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Meet Cécile (American Girl Series)

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Overview

Cécile Rey can't wait for Mardi Gras, the dazzling season of parties and costume balls in New Orleans. For the grandest event of all, the Children's Ball, Cécile is determined to come up with a fantastic costume like no other. Everyone will notice her! And after Mardi Gras, Cécile's beloved brother, Armand, will finally come home after two long years in faraway France. But Mardi Gras season turns out to be even more exciting than Cécile expects when she meets a new girl named Marie-Grace Gardner. Together they form an unlikely friendship . . . and share a daring adventure! Includes an illustrated Looking Back essay about the history of free people of color in New Orleans. The story continues in the third book in the series: Marie-Grace and the Orphans.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Suzanna E. Henshon
Meet Cecile introduces a dynamic and intelligent young character to the "American Girl" series canon. Cecile Rey, a free African-American girl, lives in New Orleans in 1853. Cecile's family is wealthy and the young girl is used to luxuries including taking singing lessons and eating pralines. Cecile cannot wait until Mardi Gras, when she will attend a fancy ball. She meets a new friend, Marie-Grace, who has recently moved back to New Orleans with her widowed father. The two girls study opera with Mademoiselle Oceane. One day Cecile learns exciting news; her brother Armand, who lives in Paris, will return home in a few months. Cecile cannot wait to see her brother again—and when he arrives she is surprised to see how grown up he appears. Mardi Gras turns out to be an exciting event, and Cecile has the chance to attend two balls. In this unique series, readers can experience the events from the joint perspectives of two best friends. This unusual storytelling feature allows readers to step back in time through two identities, gaining a wider understanding of historical events. Reviewer: Suzanna E. Henshon, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609580063
  • Publisher: AMERICAN GIRL PUBLISHING, INC
  • Publication date: 8/30/2011
  • Series: American Girl Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 133,451
  • Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Denise Patrick

Denise Lewis Patrick has written more than twenty books for children. Before writing full-time, she worked in publishing as a staff writer and editor. Denise has been telling stories since she was eight years old. She remembers, as a child, binding her hand-written manuscripts with a needle and thread to create her very own books.

Ms. Patrick lives on Staten Island with her husband and their four sons. This is her first book for middle-grade readers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2012

    Ok

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    Posted January 30, 2012

    Love it

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    Posted January 29, 2012

    BEST BOOK EVER!

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    Posted December 27, 2011

    Aggirl

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    Posted March 6, 2013

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    Posted February 26, 2013

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    Posted February 13, 2012

    LOVE THESE BOOKS!

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    Posted February 8, 2012

    To rebbeca and ana from my american girl doll and me age: 8

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    Posted August 29, 2011

    I will have to red this good book

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    Posted February 9, 2013

    Cool

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    Posted May 25, 2012

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    Posted January 31, 2012

    Best book ever

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    Posted January 9, 2012

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    Posted December 29, 2011

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    Posted December 28, 2011

    Unbelieveable

    This book is a life saver at teaching. It show you words that you could not understand while eading. I love the way they handled these problems. This book is great. I'm only on chapter two but I still know that the book will be unbcelievable.

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    Posted December 27, 2011

    COOL

    Really cool book so far! Mabe you could do a book projject on it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Love it

    I absolutly LOVE this book you should buy Meet Cecile and Meet Marie-Grace

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    Posted December 26, 2011

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    Posted December 25, 2011

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