The Glorious Adventures of the Sunshine Queen

The Glorious Adventures of the Sunshine Queen

by Geraldine McCaughrean

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Overview

Ever since the magnificent Miss Loucien gave up teaching to join the Bright Lights Theater Company, school days have lacked a certain . . . drama . . . especially for Cissy, who longs for a life in show business, and Kookie, who craves adventure. But when a diphtheria outbreak interrupts the dull routine, Cissy and Kookie are evacuated to the doubtful safety of the Bright Lights’ summer home—a shipwrecked paddle steamer on the flooded Missouri River.

Thus begins a wild and unpredictable journey downstream serving up grand performances, aggrieved river gamblers, irate lawmen, and perilous races. And when at long last Cissy steps into the limelight, the stakes are higher than she ever imagined.

Renowned storyteller Geraldine McCaughrean weaves a rip-roaring adventure in this funny tale that’s chock-full of humor and heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062008060
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/17/2011
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile: 950L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Geraldine McCaughrean is the Printz Award-winning author of The White Darkness. She has been honored with England's most prestigious children's book award, the Carnegie Medal, and is the only three-time winner ever of the Whitbread Children's Book Award. She also wrote Peter Pan in Scarlet, the first official sequel to the treasured masterpiece Peter Pan, and the critically acclaimed The Death-Defying Pepper Roux. Geraldine lives in Berkshire, England, with her husband and actress daughter.

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Glorious Adventures of the Sunshine Queen 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm only chapter two, but I really like it. It's kind of hard to understand Cissy at first, but once you get used to it, you barely notice :) ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago