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The Resource Shadows on Society Hill : an Addy mystery, by Evelyn Coleman ; [illustrations by Jean-Paul Tibbles]

Shadows on Society Hill : an Addy mystery, by Evelyn Coleman ; [illustrations by Jean-Paul Tibbles]

Label
Shadows on Society Hill : an Addy mystery
Title
Shadows on Society Hill
Title remainder
an Addy mystery
Statement of responsibility
by Evelyn Coleman ; [illustrations by Jean-Paul Tibbles]
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When her family moves to Philadelphia's Society Hill neighborhood in 1866, Addy discovers that her new home holds dangerous secrets--including one connected to the North Carolina plantation she had escaped from only two years earlier. Includes a brief overview of the experiences of African Americans during Reconstruction, the period immediately following the Civil War
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Review
Gr 4-7 In this suspenseful mystery set in Philadelphia during the Reconstruction era, 11-year-old African-American Addy Walker saves the wealthy architect Albert Radisson from a runaway horse as her father works nearby. Radisson is grateful, notices her father's carpentry talents, and not only offers him a job, but also housing for their family in the servants' quarters on his estate. While Radisson's late father was known as an abolitionist, his mother is not of the same mind, and is quite hostile to the Walkers. When the man's fiancee, Elizabeth, comes to town to prepare for their wedding, she is kind and generous but then she suddenly turns against Addy and accuses her of stealing a necklace. Addy discovers the reason for this change of heart, and also solves the mystery of a shadowy stranger who is hiding in the house. Addy and her family experience many verbal assaults from white people they encounter, and the tensions of this era are clearly and honestly depicted. Coleman is faithful to the characters and settings in Connie Porter's "Addy" books (American Girl), and provides an enjoyable and informative mystery. Laura Scott, Farmington Community Library, MI --Laura Scott (Reviewed May 1, 2007) (School Library Journal, vol 53, issue 5, p130)
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172017
Cataloging source
DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
American girl (Middleton, Wis.)
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
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Coleman, Evelyn
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 009-up
  • 630
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PZ7.C6746
LC item number
Sha 2007
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 7
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tibbles, Jean-Paul
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
  • American girls collection.
  • American girls collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • African Americans
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Mystery and detective stories
Target audience
pre adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an Addy mystery
Label
Shadows on Society Hill : an Addy mystery, by Evelyn Coleman ; [illustrations by Jean-Paul Tibbles]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "American girl."
  • "American Girl mysteries."
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
180 p.
Isbn
9781593691639
Isbn Type
(trade bdg.)
Lccn
2006047851
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o76167870
  • (OCoLC)76167870
Label
Shadows on Society Hill : an Addy mystery, by Evelyn Coleman ; [illustrations by Jean-Paul Tibbles]
Publication
Note
  • "American girl."
  • "American Girl mysteries."
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
180 p.
Isbn
9781593691639
Isbn Type
(trade bdg.)
Lccn
2006047851
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o76167870
  • (OCoLC)76167870

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