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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

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:
585,921
Lexile:
670L (what's this?)
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Troubles for Cécile 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would reccomend this book for children 7-12 by ruby
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cecile and Marie-Grace stories are fabulous tales,I love them all
NookLuvR More than 1 year ago
It's a good book, I would share it with my friends. Gabbi-9
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just wanted to know if you've seen the movie Frozen.It's the best movie on earth!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really sad and emotional, but that's why it's the best. It almost me cry and I suggest for older girls because the younger audience might find it too sad. It was much better than Marie Grace and the Orphans which was kinda boring.
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Stinky socks
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I <3 this book! Favorite in Cecile and Marie-Grace series. Very well written. Even though things are not so good. I am not going to spoil it, but some Cecile cares about gets sick.:(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a great book but nohting is good for Cicil
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Ag alot...... its a must have
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love cecile and her stories they are great OMG
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book so much
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderfull book!
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Molly
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awsome! I love american girl! The marie grace and cecile books are a must have!. A gymnast
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The awsome cheetah
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a good book to read for children in History in school.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little hard to understand in french.