Meet Felicity: An American Girl (American Girls Collection Series: Felicity #1) [NOOK Book]

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Felicity falls in love with a beautiful horse named Penny. When she discovers that the owner is cruel, she is determined to find a way to save Penny.

In Williamsburg in 1774, nine-year-old Felicity rescues a beautiful horse who is being beaten and starved by her cruel owner.

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Meet Felicity: An American Girl (American Girls Collection Series: Felicity #1)

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Overview

Felicity falls in love with a beautiful horse named Penny. When she discovers that the owner is cruel, she is determined to find a way to save Penny.

In Williamsburg in 1774, nine-year-old Felicity rescues a beautiful horse who is being beaten and starved by her cruel owner.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Felicity Merriman will walk into every feisty horse-loving girl's heart. In colonial Williamsburg girls should stitch a straight seam, sit quietly at lessons, and always defer to the elders, but Felicity's heart is as big as her imagination. When she discovers that Jiggy Nye, the tanner, is mistreating the most beautiful chestnut she has ever seen, she decides to befriend the horse. When Jiggy states publicly that he will give the horse to anyone who will ride her, Felicity both tames and rides her. While Felicity does not win the horse, she does win the horse's heart and, treasuring her beauty and independence, lets her free with the shy apprentice Ben's support. American Girl books may be a marketing mechanism for American Girl dolls and accessories, but this book delightfully introduces readers to the colonial world and one special heroine. Topical and emotionally charged illustrations enhance the story. 2000, Pleasant Company Publications, Ages 8 up.
—Elisabeth Greenberg
School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-- Felicity Merriman lives in Colonial Williamsburg, where her father is a shopkeeper. She rails against the behavior expected of nine-year-old girls, and would rather be helping in her father's store or, better yet, spending her time around horses. She is particularly drawn to Penny, an unbroken, mistreated horse owned by an abusive alcoholic, Jiggy Nye. Felicity visits and ultimately tames Penny, taking literally Nye's statement that anyone who rides the horse can have her. When Jiggy reclaims his horse, Felicity frees her, knowing that this constitutes horse stealing for which the penalty is hanging. But Felicity manages to pull it off without getting caught. This ending leaves a lot of unanswered questions and may be somewhat unsettling for readers who can justifiably question the morality of Felicity's actions even as they cheer her determination. ``A Peek into the Past'' gives a brief history, richly arrayed with scenes, portraits, and artifacts of the time. Other than the too-abrupt ending, the volume is well written and attractively illustrated in full color; the full-page pictures and small vignettes effectively augment the text and provide the flavor of the period.-- Marie Orlando, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, NY
School Library Journal
Gr 1-4-This series presents the complete collection of Felicity books by Valerie Tripp which tell about the adventures of a fictional American girl in colonial Williamsburg from 1774 to 1776. Following the format of the books, each story includes a section called "Peek into the Past" containing some historical information from the time of the story. Each tape is clearly marked for side A and B. Tape endings are stated on the first side and have music on the second side, making it easy to identify for young listeners. As with the books, these tapes are an enjoyable way to introduce historical fiction to readers. Nancy A. Gifford, Schenectady County Public Library, Schenectady, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609582692
  • Publisher: AMERICAN GIRL PUBLISHING, INC
  • Publication date: 12/5/2012
  • Series: American Girl Collection Series: Felicity , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 56,570
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 4 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2005

    Meeting Felicity was fun and educational!

    'Meet Felicity' was our book group's first American Girl book. Felicity Merriman was a spunky girl growing up in 1774 colonial Williamsburg. Girls growing up at that time were expected to take part in 'girl-ish' activities. Not Felicity though! She wasn¿t like a lot of other girls of her time. Felicity was an individual. She loved to work outside with horses, and to have fun playing games and doing jobs that boys traditionally did. The girls in our Mother- Daughter Book Group very enthusiastically described Felicity as 'a good role model'. The book 'Meet Felicity' was 'the best book ever', 'fantastic and educational', and it was 'neat to learn her traditions'. Moms also enjoyed this book. We plan to read other American Girls books. 'Meet Felicity' was a perfect start!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    Aselefech strickland

    It was awsome!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2006

    My Review on Meet Felicity an American Girl

    I would say this is a great book for 8 1/2 year olds to all ages above.There are some sad parts. Overall this a great book, easy to take along, and short to read. I loved this book from start to finish, and I hope you will too!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2013

    Tripp has done it again!!!!

    I just adore this book! It is amazing. I also love Tripp's other books!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    Me

    I have 3 dolls.... you could say Im lucky. I have Felicity Rebecca and Saige the girl of the year. I love american girl and i am 13. I have most of the AG series including 5 girl of the year books. I love American Girl!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2014

    Absolutly AWSOME

    Great read for girls of all ages. Had a great time reading u have to get the rest of the books too

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    Happy panda119

    " breakfast" the glorious thing i say first each day O-O

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2013

    To me

    I have McKenna Samantha Julie Nellie Emily AND thats it. What do u think???

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2013

    To all from miles

    I hace a gf and her name is felicity t. Gtg

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2013

    :l

    Loved ~giggles~

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2013

    Loved

    I love the movie and rhe doll practically looks just like me except the doll dont have bangs and the hair is slightly lighter than mine. I just cant believe that they retired the doll.
    Sad face.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    I didn't read the book but I LOVED the movie - as an adult... it

    I didn't read the book but I LOVED the movie - as an adult... it just was everything - dresses, friendship, a cute boy, wonderful parents and a loving admirable generous grandparent, acts of kindness, real femininity, just a joy. Thanks.

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  • Posted October 4, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Great series for young girls!

    "... 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!

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  • Posted March 17, 2009

    As slow as the times were

    This is our first American Girl book and we were disappointed. Of all of the chapter type books we read with our 7 year old granddaughter-who is a voracious reader, she found this book to be boring. After several start-stops we finally put the book down.

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    One thumb up and one thumb down

    I wasn't that into the book in terms of liking it overall. It was kind of interesting, though.<BR/>***This review was submitted by my 8 yr. old daughter, Sheridan Monk.***

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2006

    It is is a very inspiring story

    I am a animal lover and I loved this book! Felicity is a very brave hearted girl that grows up in the colonial time. I always ask for american girl books for Christmas and my birthday because I love reading about different girls with their time period and how they live their lives.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2004

    i loved this searies

    i read all 6 and they were all great! love the look in the past too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2003

    really great series

    I started reading about Felicity when I was seven. These books pretty much taught me how to read because the print was really big and the words fairly simple, so I could feel proud of myself after reading them because (greatest of pleasures) I was able to read them 'all by myself!'. I loved reading about Felicity because she was a lot like me, and I learned a ton about life in Williamsburg at the time of the American Revolution. This is a great series, and I whole-heartedly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2003

    uh- uh-uh!

    This is a very good book! It is very cool to see how the colonil girls were. You never know how much youy are learining because it is so interesting and an adventure. You'll have to read it to see how good it really is!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2002

    Another Great A merican Girl Story

    This is my first American Girl book. I really enjoyed it. Felicity was really kind and good hearted. The time period it was set in made it that much more interesting.I will read more books in this series.

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