Peril at King's Creek: A Felicity Mystery (American Girl Mysteries Series)


Felicity is spending the summer of 1776 at her family's Virginia plantation, King's Creek, where she rides her beloved horse Penny every day. But soon Felicity hears news that British soldiers are burning Patriot farms and raiding their animals. Could the British threaten King's Creek . . . and Penny?
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Felicity is spending the summer of 1776 at her family's Virginia plantation, King's Creek, where she rides her beloved horse Penny every day. But soon Felicity hears news that British soldiers are burning Patriot farms and raiding their animals. Could the British threaten King's Creek . . . and Penny?
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While Franklin, Jefferson, and others are busily penning the Declaration of Independence, eleven-year-old Felicity Merriman becomes an unlikely ally of sorts. Like previous years, she is summering at King's Creek Plantation with her mother, siblings, and beloved horse Penny. There are two differences however: the arrival of British troops to the south, raiding and burning Patriot properties, and the arrival of Mr. Haskall, who plans to study the area's plant life for a book he is writing. Over time Felicity and Haskall form a friendship, as she shows him around the plantation, and he shows her drawings of flowers and plants. Some things, however, do not add up: his certainty that a missing horse is gone for good; his claim to have located a rare flower in a muddy area, when his shoes are spotless. Felicity's niggling doubts increase when her father's visiting apprentice gives her reason to believe Haskall is, in fact, a British spy. Reluctant to distrust Haskall, yet fearing the consequences if she does not, she sneaks into his workroom and uncovers maps of Patriot plantations, including her own. She also finds, takes, and deciphers a code which tells of a meeting the next day. Now convinced that Haskall is indeed a spy, Felicity hatches a risky plan to save the day. One of American Girl's "Felicity Mysteries," this is not only an exciting story with a smart, plucky heroine, but a thought-provoking exploration of a fascinating time in our history when there were "good people on both sides." 2006, Pleasant Company/American Girl, Ages 9 to 12.
—Naomi Milliner
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-Two more winning entries in a popular series. In Secrets, Josefina lives on her family's New Mexico homestead in the 1820s. She is fascinated when a mysterious man with an injured leg is brought to her house and she and her family must care for him. While laundering his clothes, Josefina accidentally discovers a treasure map in a pocket. Could it lead to buried treasure somewhere in the hills around her house? In Peril, Felicity lives on her family's Virginia plantation where she dotes on her prized horse, Penny. As things begin to heat up between the Loyalists and Patriots, the girl is intrigued by a local visitor, Mr. Haskall, who admires Penny and studies local plant life. However, Felicity begins to suspect he is not who he pretends to be when she discovers detailed maps of her family's plantation in his notebooks. Each story begins slowly, but methodically weaves in clues as it builds on the mystery. Background information is carefully integrated, especially in Josefina's story, which is rich with tales of buried treasure and local traditions, foods, and crafts. Both books include a historical note with color photographs and illustrations.-Kristen Oravec, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Strongsville, OH Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593691011
  • Publisher: American Girl Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Series: American Girl Mysteries Series
  • Pages: 165
  • Sales rank: 498,237
  • Lexile: 900L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Posted August 18, 2011

    Highley recommended

    This is a great bool about felicity and her horse patriot and there is a man coming from many plantations claiming he is a scientst and collects leaves and dirt and mant other things then one day a horse on the plantation on the plantation next to king's creek and it worries felecity if someone came on that plantation they could surly get to patroit felicity wonders how would someone know to get in and out on a big plantation of hundreds of acres without knowing the layout of the plantation inside job? greatbook for teen readers

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  • Posted December 29, 2010

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    A Web of Deception.

    Who is trustworthy? Who is a spy? What a tangled web of lies. Felicity must learn who to trust and who to be leery of in this mystery at King's Creek. A new person has come to the Wentworth plantation, is this person a friend or a foe, and how will Felicity know? Go along with Felicity and discover the truth. This mystery novel is fascinating and will hold your attention and keep you reading straight through in one day. *Peril at King's Creek was great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2006

    Please read this book, it is so good!

    As a lover of American Girls, of course I found this book exciting! I also love mysteries. This book combines suspense and history in an equally satisfying tale of colonial times. If you are a Felicity fan, you'll like this book. If you have not yet experienced the books of 'One of the merriest girls in Virgina' please read this. You will love it anyway. I would defiently reccomend this.

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