The Tale of Applebeck Orchard (Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter Series #6)

The Tale of Applebeck Orchard (Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter Series #6)

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by Susan Wittig Albert
     
 

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After his haystack was torched, Mr. Harmsworth barricaded a common path through his orchard. But witnesses-both human and animal-claim a ghost perpetrated the deed. And the ghost has a message that Miss Potter hopes to figure out.See more details below

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After his haystack was torched, Mr. Harmsworth barricaded a common path through his orchard. But witnesses-both human and animal-claim a ghost perpetrated the deed. And the ghost has a message that Miss Potter hopes to figure out.

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VOYA - Nikita Agrawal
From only the first three pages, Brian Jacques captures readers with The Sable Quean, the twenty-first novel of his acclaimed series, Redwall. Returning readers will satiate themselves with this action-packed adventure that follows the Sable Quean's ingenious plan to conquer Redwall, and new readers will delight in the brilliant portrayals of trust, friendship, and betrayal. With striking language, captivating new characters, and dynamic plot twists, Jacques has done it again! Reviewer: Nikita Agrawal, Teen Reviewer
VOYA - Lucy Schall
In this charming, early-twentieth-century mystery setting, Beatrix Potter is the gentle life fixer, sleuth who encourages villagers, especially females, to realize their full potentials as she struggles against her own parents' selfish constraints. When the crude and abusive Mr. Harmsworth closes the village walking path, he upends both the human and animal communities. He claims that a recent fire that destroyed his haystack forces him to protect himself, but Miss Potter unravels his real reason—and the arsonist. In solving the puzzle, Miss Potter secures a position for the Harmsworths' abused niece, enables the granddaughter of the powerful Lady Longford to study music in a man's world, positions the spinster headmistress to accept a proposal from her secret love, and unmasks a ghost. Ultimately she deals with her own repressed love. The parallel animal society chapters confront similar competing demands of tradition, personal ambition, and coming of age. Miss Potter's life story, the attitudes of the Edwardian period, and the struggles of engaging individuals of differing social status skillfully blend history, mystery, and fantasy in a kind of Upstairs, Downstairs framework. The author often speaks directly to the reader and refers to the previous five series books. She provides an area map and character lists for both humans and animals. The tales will have great appeal for teens and adults, primarily females, who enjoy PBS mysteries and who rely on characters rather than cliff hanger plots to keep them pleasantly engaged. Reviewer: Lucy Schall

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101133637
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter Series , #6
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
193,113
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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