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Published October 31st 2005 by Girls Gone By Publishers (first published 1940)
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Sue
Sep 26, 2015 Sue rated it really liked it
‘The Emerald Crown’ was first published in 1940, and set around that period. The location is a fictitious central European country called Flavonia, which has been without its rightful monarch for several decades.

Most of the story is seen through the eyes of 12-year-old Christine, generally known as Pixie. She’s a loyal and determined girl, who catches on quickly to the story's main theme, something which is rather obvious to readers from the first chapter. The storyline is enlivened by the sear
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Jul 26, 2007 Temaris rated it really liked it
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The second of the Stormy Petrel books, and an enjoyable Ruritanian-esque adventure story. Basil Alexander comes to Trollheim as a guest after the death of his mother. What he doesn't know is his connection to the history of the country. It's an open secret for the servants and villagers, and Pixie, the protagonist for much of the book, young daughter of the Count of Trollheim, works it out as time passes. The reader guesses it about ten seconds in, if they know the genre *g*.

Pixie is an odd pro
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Nov 09, 2014 Tessa rated it really liked it
Another much loved book read and reread and thoroughly recommended to grandchildren.
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Author of 19 books for children published between 1939 and 1957. Although she came to writing late — she was 63 when her first book, The Black Riders, was published — her books achieved immediate and lasting popularity with young reader
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