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Ten-year-old Tracy worships her big brother, Stan, even though his insatiable curiosity often leads him--and Tracy--into unexpected, eye-opening, and sometimes frightening adventures. When Tracy's family moves to a beautiful South Carolina island during World War II, whole new opportunities for exploration and adventure unfold. Tracy watches with admiration as her brother ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Tell Me Press, LLC (first published July 28th 2011)
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Trish
Apr 05, 2012 Trish rated it it was ok
Fiction; Juvenile
2 stars

The book, Curiosity with a Capital S, is geared towards readers ages 7-9. The story itself is laid out in chapters of journal entries that span seventeen months between March 1942 and August 1943. They are accounts written by an ten year old girl, Tracy Newton and are mostly tales about adventures that include her twelve year old brother, Stan.

The Newton family has recently moved from Oklahoma to South Carolina during World War II so that Tracy and Stan's father can be cl
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Krystal
Oct 22, 2011 Krystal rated it really liked it
World War II relocates ten-year-old Tracy and her big brother Stan to Lady’s Island off the coast of South Carolina. With a brand new rowboat, archery set, tree house, secret cave, beautiful beaches, bridge tending towers, and flying lessons, the children grow up full of curiosity and fun! Stan gets into trouble many times when his curiosity exceeds his experience, but all his scrapes turn out okay although they cost him some punishment time from his parents and principal.



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Joli
Dec 19, 2011 Joli added it
Curiosity with a Capital S was an enjoyable read. The stories and misadventures of brother and sister, Stan and Tracy is told from the viewpoint of younger sister, Tracy. From the very beginning it is clear that Stan is quite a handful in the family - always looking for adventure and has a wondering, wandering mind. Tracy does all that she can to keep in step with her older brother - often when she knows better but she follows him in to trouble as adoring, younger sisters do.

I liked the variety
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Gabby-Lily Raines
Mar 19, 2012 Gabby-Lily Raines rated it it was amazing
Shelves: librarything
Book received as part of Member Giveaway at LibraryThing.

A story told in journal format about the "adventures" that a pair of siblings have after moving to South Carolina from Oklahoma during World War II because their father has a job there.

It is, for me, a wonderfully told story from the perspective of Stanley and Tracy and the "trouble" curiosity gets them in - especially when instigated by Stanley.

It could be said that more could be mentioned about the events of those years, but the children
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A.
This would definitely be a good book for the intended age group, about 5-7th graders, I would imagine. It is an easy to understand, adventurous, and not too complex story. The setting is in World World II time, but there is barely any reference to it, which is one complaint of mine. I wish there were more background information on what it was really like to live during that time, because mostly it could fit into any time period. I also thought there should have been more to the book, because it ...more
Shirley
Nov 24, 2011 Shirley rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
Curiosity, with a Capital S is a memoir, written in journal form, of two siblings and their summer spent on a South Carolina island during World War II. The "S" stands for Tracy's older brother Stanley. The title reminds me of a song from the musical Music Man where the lyrics speak of trouble with a capitol "T" because Stanley was frequently in trouble for his adventuresome and inquisitive antics. These children experienced real-life adventures as they explored Lady's Island. They interacted ...more
Re
Nov 30, 2011 Re rated it really liked it
This is an interesting and enjoyable book of anecdotes compiled into one lovely story. The story is about and from a child who, with her parents and young brother, moved to an island off the coast of South Carolina. This move happened during World War II, when her father was assigned to work his part of the war effort.

These childrens' adventures give the reader a taste of the experiences of living on this island. 1940s language is slipped into the book as well.

Clearly written book about a childs
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Steph
Dec 17, 2011 Steph rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was very well-written. I don't understand the 2 or 3 stars, but everyone certainly has their own opinion. I enjoyed experiencing life behind the eyes of Stan and Tracy. These two siblings always found a way to get themselves into trouble, but they also managed to find a way out of it. Even though I am an adult reader, I still found this book very enjoyable.
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Tonya Trimble was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma--although as a child during World War II she lived for a few years on a small South Carolina island. After high school graduation, she became a Benedictine sister for 18 years. She earned a master's degree in elementary education and became certified as a reading specialist. Her 45-year career in education included positions as a reading and ...more
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