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The Fledgling

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Vitorina's escort from Lisbon to London wore a cloak of respectability which convinced the child's father and aunts, but even before the ten-year-old girl had made her disconcerting discovery of his theft from the rich, private chapel of her home, she had begun to take his measure. Circumstances, plus some contrivance on her own part, enabled the youngster to shake him ...more
Unknown Binding, 204 pages
Published 1975 by William Morrow & Company
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Dec 09, 2014 Peggy rated it it was amazing
I love her books. Couldn't put it down, so I just ignored everything and read it in one sitting.
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4.5 Loved this book- Tory is a remarkable child and full of courage. Once I started this book, I didn't want to stop reading it.
Aug 24, 2016 Melinda rated it really liked it
Tori's father has decided it is time to send her away to boarding school. Tori, who is ten, has lived in Portugal all of her life. She lives with her three elderly great-aunts and her governess with occasional visits from her father. Her lovely young mother died when she was an infant in an auto accident in England. When her travel companions have to cancel their trip she is given into the care of a middle-age man who had introduced himself to the father and the aunts. He is to deliver her to a ...more
Oct 25, 2011 Connie rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Ten-yar-old, but very mature Vitorina finds herself carrying a stolen gold Saint Christopher statue while traveling to boarding school. She knows the thief but the adults in her life must trust her and discover who it is for themselves. As they do so, they renew old friendships that result in a new and exciting future family.
Mar 14, 2008 Brianna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everybody
Recommended to Brianna by: Mom
This book is about this girl that meets a goose prince(sounds kinda weird)and this goose teaches her how to fly and a bunch of other stuff. I have not read it in a long time so i don't remember a lot about it but just read it because what i DO remember is that it was really good
Sep 10, 2013 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
I simply adored this book as a child. It made the possibility of flight seem plausible - if only one could find a Goose Prince to teach you how! I would recommend it for anyone with children, or looking to re-awaken your child-like imagination!
Aug 27, 2016 Jill rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short and sweet is the best way to describe this book. I finished it during a day of air travel and it was the perfect filler for my busy book schedule.
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Elizabeth Violet Cadell was born in 1903 in Calcutta, India. During the Great War she studied music in London, but refused a musical career and returned to India where she married and had two children. After she was widowed ten years later, she returned to England.

Elizabeth wrote her first book 'My Dear Aunt Flora' during the Second World War in 1946, thereafter producing another 51 light-hearted,
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“She agreed with everything that was planned for her, and made her own arrangements later, for she had discovered that the easiest way through life was to set out obediently upon the appointed path and then slip away down a side turning.” 0 likes
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