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The Philadelphia Adventure by Lloyd Alexander
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Aug 05, 11

really liked it
bookshelves: pennsylvania, historical, 1870s, childrens
Read from August 03 to 05, 2011

Instead of adventuring in a fictional place, this fifth book in the Vesper Holly series is set in 1876 Philadelphia and concerns a real event, the Centennial Exposition.  President Ulysses Grant (fictionally) asks Vesper's assistance with the kidnapping of two children connected with the delegation from Brazil.  Vesper, Brinnie, and a new interesting character and possible future love interest for Vesper, "Weed," have their usual exciting adventures in the greater Philadelphia area.

I loved the more authentic setting and the author's note at the end of the book about the time and place and how much is true.


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