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Felicity Learns A Lesson
Valerie Tripp
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Felicity Learns A Lesson (American Girls: Felicity #2)

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  2,849 Ratings  ·  62 Reviews
The books in this collection tell the stories of six American girls who lived long ago:
Felicity, a spunky, spritely colonial girl, full of energy and independence Josefina, an Hispanic girl whose heart and hopes are as big as the New Mexico sky Kirsten, a pioneer girl of strength and spirit who settles on the frontier Addy, a courageous girl determined to be free in the m
Unknown Binding, 69 pages
Published January 1st 1991 by Scholastic Inc.
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I liked how Felicity did what was right for her family and what was right morally even when it wasn't easy for her.
Oct 28, 2008 Katie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Felicity is a super great book to read
Sarah Crawford
Feb 16, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are a couple of major themes in this book. The first deals with Felicity being sent to a woman in order to learn how a young lady is supposed to behave, including how to properly serve tea, how to write properly, social etiquette, etc. The second theme revolves around the coming American revolution and the trouble that is going on in relation to the taxation of tea. The colonies are being split between those who support the King of England, loyalists, and those who want to break away from ...more
In Felicity Learns a Lesson, Felicity's parents announce that it is time for her to start attending lessons with Miss Manderley so that she can learn how to be a proper young lady. Felicity is not all that excited about it, because as we know, she doesn't really like doing inside things like sewing, penmanship, and the proper way to serve tea. However, when she gets there, she finds that there are two other girls there, sisters, one of whom is Felicity's age. Felicity and Elizabeth quickly becom ...more
Kayla Harbin
Jul 26, 2016 Kayla Harbin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a reader, I enjoyed this book. I liked how the story took me back to another time period but was so relatable at the same time. The storyline of the book was interesting and engaging. I found myself enjoying the book, but learning new things all at the same time. After this book, I can't wait to read more of the American Girl books.
As a future teacher, I think this book is perfect for the classroom. The book is a very friendly approach to history. The book uses an engaging story that hooks re
Apr 25, 2011 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: annabelle-s-list
(I wanna know about the story).

It starts as Felicity's getting dressed and one of her clothes is too tight. Then her mother talks about getting her into a lesson about being a more kind and gentle woman. Felicity likes her lessons at first. Then she doesn't like her lessons and the other kids in her class. There's a big one named Annabelle. She thinks she's the boss, which she's not. She's not the teacher of Felicity's class. But she's bossy anyway. One time Felicity got invited to her friend El
My 5 year old tends to NOT want to listen to audiobooks in the car and my older girls LOVE to. It hasn't been a problem in the past, because the youngest went to day care right around the corner and the older two and I would listen as we drove 20-30 minutes to/from their school each day. But now the youngest is starting school, so I wondered if we'd have to stop listening to audio books at least for the time being. But Felicity has captured her attention, and every time we get in the car, she as ...more
Mar 04, 2013 Chelsea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: popular-series
“Felicity Learns a Lesson” by Valerie Trip is part of the popular series book of the American Girl Doll story collection. Within this story protagonist Felicity grows up in colonial times within America. Felicity takes up etiquette lessons where she is to learn proper etiquette such as sewing, penmanship, as well as the realms of what it means to be a good hostess- including the correct way to pour tea. Felicity takes these lessons along with two other girls her age, known as Annabelle and Eliz ...more
Jun 16, 2012 Robyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of the Felicity books that, even tho I read it back in 4th-6th grade, I still remember some things about it. Mostly the "Annabelle-Bananabelle" part!

Funny story: once I was w/ my sister-in-law (Emily Yeldell-McGraw) & her family, & I overheard her mom (Caitlin Yeldell) & my mom (Terri McGraw) talking. My mom was telling about how we once "adopted" (& then lost) a cat we called Annabelle, & how it was one of my mom's favorite names, & how she thought about naming a dau
Aug 29, 2013 Gale rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Almost ten-year-old Felicity is a bit of a tomboy—impatient and eager to enjoy rough and tumble life outside her Williamsburg home. When her wise and gentle mother decides it is time for her to learn the ladylike arts of pouring tea and writing elegant invitations the prospect proves a real challenge for the spirited youngster. In Miss Manderly’s parlor classroom she meets two sisters, newly arrived from mother England: shy Elizabeth (Betsy) who is her own age,
Samantha Parke
Feb 04, 2015 Samantha Parke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-book-list
Felicity finds a best friend, something happens and she thinks they are no longer friends, but they are. Felicity's father decides not to sell tea at his shop, to show that he didn't like King's tax no the tea. Felicity was wondering if she should drink tea at her lessons because they don't drink tea at home. She decided to not drink tea at her lessons by turning her tea cup over and placing the spoon onto of it. She said "Thank you, I shall take no tea." It was the polite way for a lady to say ...more
Feb 11, 2012 Cassie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children, light-hearted readers
I was really pleased with this book and overall the series of "American Girls" that I have acquired recently. I had wanted to read them for some time to see the quality of them for young children and found that they are something I would definitely want to share with them. This book focuses on Felecity going to learn some lessons that would have been suitable for the time period right before the Civil War. It is interesting to see how much care went into making these almost historically accurate ...more
Edward Creter
In this second Felicity adventure, Lissie is made to attend a school for ladies and taught (TAUGHT!) the proper way to serve tea. Ironic that it's 1774, and a shitload of tea is dumped in Boston Harbor to protest unfair tax laws. Will Lissie stand up for what's right and not accept the tea? What, did the little piggie cry wee wee wee all the way home?
The other John
This is the second book of the American Girls: Felicity series. It's a bit better than the first book, but still a fine example of waiting room material. In this tale, Felicity is sent over to a neighbors to get an education in being a "gentlewoman". Despite Felicity's "spunky" and independent nature, she manages to do rather well and even enjoy the lessons. However the process is complicated by her two classmates: Elizabeth and Annabelle. They are recent arrivals from England. Elizabeth is eage ...more
Book 2 of my American Girl reread. Beginning to realize this was my introduction to historical fiction. I liked this one more than Meet Felicity because she was in school (a place I really identified with as a kid) and thought critically about what she was doing.
Jul 24, 2014 Miri rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Felicity is now taking lessons with Miss Manderly, who will teach her to be a gentlewoman, she's taking lessons with Elizabeth and Annabelle Cole who have come from England and are loyalists to the king, whereas Felicity's father is a patriot. Can Felicity and Elizabeth be friends even when their fathers are on opposites sides of a big argument?
May 07, 2015 LaShelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shyla
This book was about a girl named Felicity. She took lessons with Miss Manderly and a few other girls. The King in England is charging taxes way to much for colonists for tea.Her father has a store. He stopped selling tea. She obeyed her father.
Mar 23, 2016 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We are reading this and other books to get a sense of colonial life. This one takes place around the time of the Boston Tea Party. Colonists are taking sides and as a result children are impacted and friendships are tested.
Felicity has learned a hard lesson when she goes to Miss Manderly's home to become a proper gentlewoman. She meets two sister who are very different from one another. Annabelle, who is much older than Felicity and more refined from England and then Elizabeth who is Felicity's age and shy around others but learns to have fun with Felicity. When the taxing has become to high a price, Felicity and her family must make a choice. She learns to stay strong in her convictions but still using her proper ...more
Oct 18, 2014 Emmie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-alouds-kids
I read Felicity Learns A Lesson with Lillian as part of our homeschool day. I enjoyed this book far better than the first for several reasons. As Lillian and I study the Proverbs 31 woman, there were many things in this book to talk through that related to this passage such as taking care of a home and doing good to your husband and family. It was also good to talk through trusting God and obeying His commands and how to respectfully disagree with authority. We also enjoyed the end with historic ...more
Becky Keir Grace
As I read through the Felicity series, I liked this one even better than the first. Felicity's father owns a store and refuses to sell tea after the king taxed it. This causes issues for Felicity and her family. I liked reading about this time period through a 9 year old's eyes.

Felicity makes a friend, Elizabeth, who is from England and a Loyalist, where Felicity is a Patriot. I loved the history in this book. Great book for colonial times for those "tween" readers.
Brittany Granger
Apr 30, 2014 Brittany Granger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am going to do a mass review of all the books in the American Girl series, and then copy and paste to each book when I get the chance. Stay Tuned!
I guess my girls liked Felicity more than I realized because they asked to read another about her. We enjoyed reading this at bedtime.
Another great Felicity book! Already looking forward to reading the next one. :)
American Girl books are a great read for young girls to get a sense of what life was like for other young girls throughout American History. This series is all about Felicity who is a learning how to be a civilized lady (whether she wants to or not) during the colonial time of 1774. While learning about propriety she is hearing some whispered and not so whispered conversations with words that include "patriot," "loyalist," and "traitor." What she feels about these sides that are being drawn betw ...more
Set before the revolutionary war Felicity has to not only take part in “lady” classes but also deal with the shifting politics of the day. She makes friends with Elizabeth, a girl from a loyalist family and not long after the Boston Tea party occurs and her father stops selling tea in his shop. Something like this could drive a wedge between Felicity and her new friend. She agonizes over how to continue with “lady” lessons when part of that is serving and drinking tea. However she stands up for ...more
Sep 20, 2014 Ruth rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Podling 3 and I both liked this one better than the first volume.
Jun 11, 2010 Sara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the idea of the American Girl books and have started reading through the Felicity books with my 5 and 7-year-old daughters. My only complaint about this one is the reference to a girl having a crush on a boy and the name calling. Thankfully, we were able to blow through it without it being noticed or "picked up" but this is not a book I would purchase and encourage my girls to read over and over. I loved that they were able to imagine what it would have been like living in America during ...more
Audrey Hill
I read it with my mommy.
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Valerie Tripp is a children's book author, best known for her work with the American Girl series.

She grew up in Mount Kisco, New York with three sisters. She is a reading expert with a Reading Master’s of Education degree from Harvard University. Since 1985 she has lived in Silver Spring, Maryland. Her husband teaches history at Montgomery College. She has been a writer for reading textbooks for t
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Other Books in the Series

American Girls: Felicity (6 books)
  • Meet Felicity: An American Girl (The American Girls: Felicity, #1)
  • Felicity's Surprise: A Christmas Story (American Girls: Felicity, #3)
  • Happy Birthday, Felicity! A Springtime Story (American Girls: Felicity, #4)
  • Felicity Saves the Day: A Summer Story (American Girls: Felicity, #5)
  • Changes for Felicity: A Winter Story (American Girls: Felicity, #6)

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