Meet Cécile (American Girl Series)

Meet Cécile (American Girl Series)

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by Denise Lewis Patrick
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609580063
Publisher:
AMERICAN GIRL PUBLISHING, INC
Publication date:
08/30/2011
Series:
American Girl Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
346,944
Lexile:
730L (what's this?)
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Meet Cécile 4.2 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 75 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MCKENNA DOES NOT SUCK!!!! IN FACT SHE ROX!!!! Anyone who agrees with me may respond.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WHO EVER TYPED SO BORING I AM OUTRAGED!THIS BOOK IS OUT OF THIS WORLD!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looooooooooovvvvvvvvvved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate all the coments people posted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But I loved the book!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book is a best seller!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Luv this book!see I luuvvv readin' and this book u absalootly posativly need 2 buy!anybody who says they hate it is stupid do not listen 2 'em
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these stories and im so glad that i got this nook for my ninth bday thank you for making these barnes and nobel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sooooooooooo way cool
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really cool book so far! Mabe you could do a book projject on it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutly LOVE this book you should buy Meet Cecile and Meet Marie-Grace
Anonymous 4 days ago
What does that have to do with American Girl? Just saying.
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The movie rapunzel is terrible i hate it and i always will so do not watch it boringgggg!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just wanted to know if you've seen the movie Frozen.It's the best movie on earth!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story. Educational. I have sevral american girl dolls. They are awsome. I don't really like mckenna though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did not really like this book
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Make sure you have enough candle wax handy when you begin this book because you will stay up all night. It is a riveting read.....
SusanmgMI More than 1 year ago
My 6 year old granddaughter has an AG doll, and she loves these books. She is becoming quite the reader, and with some help, can read these alone.She loves the Magic Tree House books, and these are just more history for her. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would get this book. It is a great american girl doll book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love American Girl!!!!