Beth's Story, 1914

Beth's Story, 1914

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Beth is excited for her twelfth birthday, when she will receive her great-grandmother's heirloom necklace as a gift, but when the necklace goes missing, Beth must learn the secrets of her manor house in order to clear the name of her maid and friend, Shannon.
Publisher: New York : Simon Spotlight, 2014.
Edition: This Simon Spotlight edition.
ISBN: 9781481406321
1481406329
Characteristics: 148 pages : genealogical table ; 22 cm.
Study Program: Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.4 7 Quiz: 62951.
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.0 4.0 167268.

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martha_w
Dec 02, 2014

This historical mystery for children is a good book for lots of kids who will grow up to be fans of Downton Abbey, given that it's set in an English manor in the 1910s. While the mystery at the heart of this novel isn't terribly gripping, it's appropriate for the target audience, and it's refreshing to find a chapter book written for a relatively low reading level that manages to keep an adult reasonably entertained. The period details will also entertain kids who haven't encountered much historical fiction, and serve as a good introduction to the time period and class issues of the time. This was nothing revolutionary, but it was still fun.

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