Wishing for Tomorrow

Wishing for Tomorrow

by Hilary McKay, Justine Eyre
     
 

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Nothing is quite the same at Miss Minchin’s Select Seminary for Young Ladies since Sara Crewe went away with the Indian gentleman.
Lavinia is once again the girls’ leader, but she hungers for a more interesting life. Lottie is still busy making mischief, as is the new neighbor, the red-headed boy. Alice, the new maid, brings a breath of fresh air and…  See more details below

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Nothing is quite the same at Miss Minchin’s Select Seminary for Young Ladies since Sara Crewe went away with the Indian gentleman.
Lavinia is once again the girls’ leader, but she hungers for a more interesting life. Lottie is still busy making mischief, as is the new neighbor, the red-headed boy. Alice, the new maid, brings a breath of fresh air and slapdash practicality to the school. But Sara is much missed — especially by her best friend, Ermengarde. Can Ermengarde find her own way and be happy? Will she and Sara ever be able to be friends the way they were before?
Hilary McKay opens the door to Miss Minchin’s again and invites listeners to take a peek at the new adventures beginning in a beloved tale.

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Kirkus Reviews
Sequels to beloved classics penned by contemporary authors have at best a mixed track record, and the author of the quirky Casson family novels makes an unlikely successor to Frances Hodgson Burnett. As such, this slyly engaging follow-up to A Little Princess is a welcome surprise. Sara Crewe and Becky have left Miss Minchin's academy for girls. Miss Minchin is shattered, Lavinia bored, Ermengarde and Lottie bereft-and bigger changes are afoot. Alice, Becky's assertive replacement, refuses to sleep in the attic; she's no doormat. The discovery that girls can attend Oxford prompts Lavinia to put her strong will to use; she vows to go herself, an opportunity she recognizes was denied to the young Miss Minchin. Struggling to fill Sara's shoes, caring for Lottie and feeding the rat Melchisedec, sturdy Ermengarde discovers her own strength. These characters, including Sara in a small but key role, are more nuanced than their originals, and McKay is never didactic. Her signature charm and light touch, echoed in Maland's illustrations, complement Burnett's renowned creation. The result is storytelling magic. (Historical fiction. 8-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441812674
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
01/05/2010
Edition description:
Library Edition
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Hilary McKay is the award-winning author of many beloved novels, such as Saffy's Angel - which was the winner of the Whitbread Award, an ALA Notable Book, a Boston Globe - Horn Book Honor Book, and a School Library Journal Best Book of 2002 - as well as several picture books, including Was That Christmas?, also illustrated by Amanda Harvey. Hilary lives with her family in Derbyshire, England.

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