Dear America: A City Tossed and Broken

Dear America: A City Tossed and Broken

by Judy Blundell

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From National Book Award-winning author Judy Blundell, a thrilling account of the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.

When Minnie Bonner's father disappears after losing the Bonners' Philadelphia tavern, the wealthy gentleman Edward Sump, led by his avaricious wife, offers Minnie a chance to work as a lady's maid to support her family. The Sumps have grand plans, grander than the city of Philadelphia can offer, however, and decide to move to San Francisco -- the greatest city in the west. But when a powerful earthquake strikes, Minnie finds herself the sole survivor among them. After the dust settles, Minnie discovers a bag belonging to the Sumps filled with cash and papers that could drastically change her fortune. With no one else to claim it, Minnie has turned into an heiress overnight.
Wealth comes at a price, though, and she is soon wrapped up in a deception that leads her down a dangerous path. As the aftermath of the earthquake ravages the city, Minnie continues to maintain her new identity. That is, until a mysterious but familiar stranger appears.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545310222
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 03/01/2013
Series: Dear America Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.48(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.76(d)
Lexile: 770L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 14 Years

About the Author


Judy Blundell's WHAT I SAW AND HOW I LIED is the 2008 winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature. As Jude Watson, she is the author of several titles in the New York Times bestselling 39 Clues series as well as the bestselling Star Wars: Last of the Jedi and Jedi Quest series. She lives in Katonah, New York.

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Dear America: A City Tossed and Broken 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the complexity of the plot and settihs and the adventures waiting in a city tossed and broken
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book
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O.o
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the epilogue.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is ok but she could have done more active stuff to save Lilly like grab her and run outside or other stuff like that
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My opinyon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I guessit is good sounds great lots of detial thoi,ugh whos the lucy giy