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The Resource Nellie's promise, Valerie Tripp ; illustrated by Dan Andreasen and Susan McAliley

Nellie's promise, Valerie Tripp ; illustrated by Dan Andreasen and Susan McAliley

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Nellie's promise
Title
Nellie's promise
Statement of responsibility
Valerie Tripp ; illustrated by Dan Andreasen and Susan McAliley
Title variation
  • 1906
  • Nineteen-o-six
  • Nineteen hundred six
  • Nellies promise
Title variation remainder
1906
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Nellie O'Malley finally has a home again. She and her little sisters, Bridget and Jenny, are happily settling in with Samantha's family in New York City..."
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Tone
Review
Gr 3-5 –Nellie O'Malley lost both of her parents to influenza and she is charged with caring for her younger sisters, Bridget and Jenny. Forced to live with their vile Uncle Mike, who took their money and abandoned them, the girls ended up in an orphanage, where Nellie's friend Samantha found them and took them to live with her at her Uncle Gard and Aunt Cornelia's house. In this companion to the "Samantha" books (Pleasant Company), the sisters are not only taken care of, but also surrounded by a loving family. When Uncle Mike reappears and threatens to take them away, Nellie fears that she may lose her happy new home. The plot has just the right amount of action and suspense to keep the story moving. Nellie struggles mightily to solve her problems on her own, and is a strongly developed protagonist. Samantha is also a fully realized character, and the girls' interaction is realistic. The ending comes to a fitting conclusion that will leave readers satisfied. An enlightening historical endnote describes "Adoption in 1906" and the plight of orphans. Interspersed throughout the text are charming and vibrant, full-page color paintings as well as tiny scenes of people and places. Another winning entry and a natural progression from the "Samantha" series (Pleasant Company).–Kristen Oravec, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Strongsville, OH --Kristen Oravec (Reviewed November 1, 2004) (School Library Journal, vol 50, issue 11, p119)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
134947
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tripp, Valerie
Intended audience
750
Intended audience source
Lexile
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 5
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Andreasen, Dan
  • McAliley, Susan
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True
Series statement
The American Girls collection
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  • Friendship
  • Problem families
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
1906
Label
Nellie's promise, Valerie Tripp ; illustrated by Dan Andreasen and Susan McAliley
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
85 p.
Isbn
9781584857907
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781584858904
  • (OCoLC)228463786
Label
Nellie's promise, Valerie Tripp ; illustrated by Dan Andreasen and Susan McAliley
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
85 p.
Isbn
9781584857907
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781584858904
  • (OCoLC)228463786

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