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The Resource Felicity's surprise : a Christmas story, by Valerie Tripp ; illustrations, Dan Andreasen ; vignettes, Luann Roberts, Keith Skeen

Felicity's surprise : a Christmas story, by Valerie Tripp ; illustrations, Dan Andreasen ; vignettes, Luann Roberts, Keith Skeen

Label
Felicity's surprise : a Christmas story
Title
Felicity's surprise
Title remainder
a Christmas story
Statement of responsibility
by Valerie Tripp ; illustrations, Dan Andreasen ; vignettes, Luann Roberts, Keith Skeen
Title variation
Felicitys surprise: a Christmas story
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Christmas in Williamsburg means a dancing party at the Governor's Palace for Felicity, but her mother becomes very ill and cannot finish the special blue gown
Member of
Tone
Review
Gr 3-5-- Felicity is a nine-year-old living in Williamsburg in 1774. The first book concerns lessons in gentlewomanly comportment; although she initially expresses a desire to learn Latin, Greek, philosophy, and geography, one look at Mrs. Manderly's tea service is enough to win her over completely to lessons in the social graces. Her enjoyment runs up against her father's decision not to sell tea in his shop until the hated tax is repealed. Felicity's Surprise revolves around the creation of a new gown to wear to the governor's palace two weeks after Christmas. Whether or not to attend is the first battle of conscience, as Felicity's father's business has suffered since he sided with those opposed to the king's tax. Her mother's illness, however, temporarily drives away all thoughts of the party. A "Peek into the Past" section concludes each volume. The characterizations are superficial and the background information and historical detail frequently overwhelm all else. The illustrations are colorful, but figures are awkwardly depicted. Purchase where the series is popular; those who didn't buy early volumes may safely skip these undistinguished offerings as well. --Elaine Fort Weischedel, Turner Free Library, Randolph
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
100387
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tripp, Valerie
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.T7363
LC item number
Fel 1991
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 5
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
The American girls collection
Series volume
0003
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christmas
  • Friendship
  • Williamsburg (Va.)
  • Virginia
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Felicity's surprise : a Christmas story, by Valerie Tripp ; illustrations, Dan Andreasen ; vignettes, Luann Roberts, Keith Skeen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Book three"--Cover
  • "Ages 7 and up"--P. [4] of cover
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
69 p.
Isbn
9781562470104
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781562470104
  • (OCoLC)23974983
Label
Felicity's surprise : a Christmas story, by Valerie Tripp ; illustrations, Dan Andreasen ; vignettes, Luann Roberts, Keith Skeen
Publication
Note
  • "Book three"--Cover
  • "Ages 7 and up"--P. [4] of cover
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
69 p.
Isbn
9781562470104
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781562470104
  • (OCoLC)23974983

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