Troubles for Cécile (American Girl Series)

Troubles for Cécile (American Girl Series)

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by Denise Lewis Patrick
     
 

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Cécile's summer is off to a glowing start. She loves spending time with her older brother, Armand, who is finally home from France. And she and her friend Marie-Grace enjoy helping at a nearby orphanage, playing with the children. But a shadow falls over the bright summer when Cécile hears that a terrible sickness-yellow fever-is spreading in New Orleans… See more details below

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Cécile's summer is off to a glowing start. She loves spending time with her older brother, Armand, who is finally home from France. And she and her friend Marie-Grace enjoy helping at a nearby orphanage, playing with the children. But a shadow falls over the bright summer when Cécile hears that a terrible sickness-yellow fever-is spreading in New Orleans. When yellow fever strikes in her own home, Cécile is more afraid than she has ever been before. Can she find the strength to help when her family needs her most? Includes an illustrated Looking Back essay about the yellow fever epidemic of 1853. The story continues in the fifth book in the series: Marie-Grace Makes a Difference.

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Children's Literature - Suzanna E. Henshon
Cecile's brother, Armand, has returned from Paris. Cecile is excited to be the subject of her brother's painting on a July day in 1853. The young girl also spends time with Marie-Grace at the local orphanage. Late in the summer, the yellow fever epidemic clouds the horizon of New Orleans, bringing death and destruction in its wake. Cecile is terrified that she will lose family and friends to this disease. To Cecile's dismay, her brother, Armand, becomes deathly ill. Cecile prays for a miraculous recovery but prepares herself mentally for the worst news. While Armand survives, thousands of people die of yellow fever that summer. Young readers will enjoy the introduction of Cecile, a lively and entertaining character, to the "American Girl" series canon. In this unique series, readers can experience the events from the joint perspectives of two best friends. This unusual storytelling feature allows readers to step back in time through two identities, gaining a wider understanding of historical events. Reviewer: Suzanna E. Henshon, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609580094
Publisher:
AMERICAN GIRL PUBLISHING, INC
Publication date:
08/30/2011
Series:
American Girl Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
345,800
Lexile:
670L (what's this?)
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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