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Whistler in the Dark (American Girl History Mysteries #16)

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It's 1867. Twelve-year-old Emma Henderson is mortified when Mother takes to wearing a Reform Dress-hideous bloomers! Worse, Mother has accepted a newspaper job in wild, far-off Colorado Territory. But even Emma can't imagine just how badly things will go in Twin Pines. From the moment she and Mother step off the stagecoach, it's clear that someone doesn't want them there.
Paperback, 165 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Skyview Books (first published March 1st 2002)
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Hyeonjeong Lee
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I like this book very much because of its historical background, "the Women's Dress Reform Movement:". When I took a world history class during middle school, I learned about this movement. Before taking it, I had not noticed that women's outfits could be a part of inequalities. However, after taking the class, I began to think more broadly about the gender equality. While reading this book, it reminds me of the history class as well as what I thought about the topic. As a tea
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Sarah Crawford
Feb 17, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is book 16 in the History Mysteries series, and is about 12-year-old Emma Henderson's adventure with her mother when, in 1967, they move to a tiny Colorado town to start a newspaper.

There is apparently opposition to having a woman run a newspaper, as things go from nasty notes to destruction of the newpaper offices as someone is carrying out a plan to drive Emma and her mother out of the town.

There are a couple of mysteries going on at the same time. First, of course, is the question of who
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Sesana
The actual mystery part didn't do much for me, but I loved reading about reform dress.
Ashley
Jul 20, 2012 Ashley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's 1867. Twelve year old Emma Henderson is mortified when mother takes to wearing a Reform Dress - hideous bloomers! Worse mother has accepted a newspaper job in wild, far off Colorado Territory. But even Emma can't imagine just how badly things will go in Twin Pines.

From the moment she and mother step off the stage coach, it's clear that someone doesn't want them there.

I enjoyed reading this book very much, I love all the American Girl stories. It's a great book for ages 8 and up.
Meadow Frisbie
When Emma's mothter takes a position at a newspaper office, several threatening notes and mysterious whistles proves that some body doesn't want them to stay.

The story line was good, but not as entertaining as the others in the series.
Katie de Castro
Sep 09, 2007 Katie de Castro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Rachel
Jun 17, 2011 Rachel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice historical fiction. Quick read.
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I grew up in Maryland, in a house full of books! Both of my parents were avid readers, thank goodness. Before we traveled to a new area, my librarian-mom used to bring home historical novels set in that place. It was a great way to get excited about history.

I began writing stories when I was maybe 10 or 11. At 15 I wrote my first novel; I sold my first novel to a publisher 20 years later! Writing
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