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The Princess in the Pigpen
     

The Princess in the Pigpen

by Jane Resh Thomas
 

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After tossing feverishly on her sick-bed in seventeenth-century England, Elizabeth, daughter of the Duke of Umberland, awakens to find herself mysteriously transported to a farm in twentieth-century Iowa.

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After tossing feverishly on her sick-bed in seventeenth-century England, Elizabeth, daughter of the Duke of Umberland, awakens to find herself mysteriously transported to a farm in twentieth-century Iowa.

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"An excellent venture into new territory by a fine author." Kirkus Reviews with Pointers
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this clever variation on the time-travel theme, Elizabeth is whisked from 17th-century England to the McCormick farm in present-day Iowa. Though Elizabeth is a nobleman's daughter and accustomed to luxurious living, even the most ordinary features of 20th-century life (cars, television, penicillin) strike her as strange and wonderful. A trip to the doctor seems full of menace, yet brings about miraculous healing. The McCormicks are, in Elizabeth's mind, mere peasants--yet by simply switching an electric light off and on, Mrs. McCormick controls a power that even Queen Elizabeth I has not dreamed of. Comparisons of this sort make up the bulk of the novel. Readers eager for swashbuckling adventure will have to look elsewhere. For those able to appreciate it, this thoughtful novel offers a wry look at the practical side of time travel. Ages 8-12. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395515877
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/28/1989
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Jane Resh Thomas has written more than a dozen fiction and nonfiction books for young readers, including the highly praised BEHIND THE MASK for Clarion. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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