Secrets on 26th Street

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Who is the mysterious new boarder in Susan's tenement? Her suspicions lead her into the midst of the suffrage movement in 1914.

In New York City in 1914, eleven-year-old Susan encounters a mystery through an independent-minded female boarder and becomes involved in the growing suffrage movement.

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Who is the mysterious new boarder in Susan's tenement? Her suspicions lead her into the midst of the suffrage movement in 1914.

In New York City in 1914, eleven-year-old Susan encounters a mystery through an independent-minded female boarder and becomes involved in the growing suffrage movement.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathleen Karr
The new "History Mysteries" series from American Girl takes on the tenement world of New York City in 1914, with an emphasis on the suffrage movement. Since her father's death, eleven-year-old Susan O'Neal has to help her working mother by looking after her younger sisters, cooking dinner, and worrying over rent payments. Enter their new boarder, the mysterious Englishwoman Bea. Soon Susan and her mom are both enmeshed in the burgeoning votes for women world. Its line cuts and concluding chapter with historical background are good, but the mystery is weak and the writing never rises above genre level. And what tenement school would give an eleven-year-old Middlemarch to read?
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Pleasant Company's new "History Mystery" series will be welcomed by those who have devoured their other books. There's much going right in these books, which combine history, suspense, and the strong heroines Pleasant Company is known for. The series launches with a set of five stories and there will be more for those who become addicted, though unlike their beloved doll-inspired series, these heroines will change. There is a great range in the mysteries, challenges faced by heroines, locales, and time periods. Susan wonders if the curious boarder is responsible for her mother's disappearance and the mystery takes her into a discovery of the suffragist movement in Secrets on 26th Street.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607542001
  • Publisher: Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Mysteries Through Time Series
  • Pages: 147
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2007

    secrets on 26th street

    i thought that the book was a very interesting book and a very excelent mystery book that leaves you hang on the edge of your seat.i would reccomend this book for reader that like a lot of sequince and a lot of mystery.if i had to score it on a scale from 1 to 10 i would give it a 10.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2004

    I would not call it great, but OK

    Secrets on 26th Street takes place in New York City, in a town called Chelsea. There Susan lives with her mother, and sisters, Helen, and Lucy. Unfortunately, for Susan, her father has just recently died. Susan¿s family has to make ends meet with the little that her mother earns working down on the docks of Chelsea on the Hudson River. The family lives in a small apartment owned by Lester Barrow, a town politician. He is always pestering Susan¿s mother for the rent which she hasn¿t paid for months. Susan worries that her family will get thrown out if they don¿t pay the rent soon. To solve this problem, the family hires a boarder named Bea, to help pay the rent. When Bea arrives, Susan really likes her and feels that Bea understands her better than any other adult she has ever met. When Bea tells Susan she has a secret Susan, feels hurt that Bea doesn¿t share it with her. I would rate this book four stars because It is a pretty good story, though not great. The book is a fast and easy read. I think Girls fifth grade and up would enjoy it. The story is realistic in dealing with death and other problems that come about in a family. It is also great for historical reference on topics such as women¿s suffrage, and the life of a middle class New York City girl years ago. If you want to find out what Bea¿s secret is, and what happens to Susan¿s family, read Secrets on 26th Street.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2003

    Secrets on 26th Street

    Secrets on 26th Street was a wonderful book that i enjoyed reading very much. It is about a girl named Susan. She lives with her mom her two sisters and a border. When she is helping the border unpack she finds a letter that is suposted to be a secret. Then when Susan's mother disappears, Susan begins a journey to discover what happened to wer mother. If you would like to find out more, I would recommend reading this book. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading mystery and adverture books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2002

    Backed to Boring

    Hi, I'm back. Y'all are probably bored of my critisizing reviews. I'm sorry, but I'm just voicing my opinion. Anyways, Just when the History Mystery seris was getting exciting. This book had no suspence. The author kept dropping all these clues the SUzan's mother adn Bea were appart of the women suffrage. Also there was really no action and excitement, not even during the riot part. The only reason I give this book three stars is because it is extreamly well written. I'd recomand this for ages 10-12.

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