Sarah and Me and the Lady from the Sea
Marcella Abbott can't believe it. Her family is giving up their house in Portland, Oregon, and their comfortable life in the city to live year-round on Washington State's Olympic peninsula when her father's business is ruined. Nahcotta's okay for the summer, but Marcella doesn't much like the peolple who live there. In fact, she thinks they're stupid, oafish, country bumpk...more
Published September 21st 1994 by HarperCollins
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Seeing your life and money disappearing and learning how to do everyday things for yourself when you are used to someone else doing them must be devastating. That is what happens to this family. Their business is ruined by a flood and they have to start over. They go to the beach to live in a house that their Aunt left them. They don't know how to run the kitchen cook stove, they don't know how to cook, iron, laundry, all the things most people know how to do. They learn! As the children make fr...more
From Contemporary Authors Online: "Patricia Beatty's historical children's fiction invites readers to share in her fascination with the past. Reflecting her interest in meticulous research, which she likened to detective work, her stories recreate past times for modern readers. Critics cite her strong sense of humor, as well as a sharp sense of place, as strong points of her fiction. A committed f...moreMore about Patricia Beatty...