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Meet Felicity by Valerie Tripp
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Oct 06, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction

This book is a fantastic historical fiction book that appeals to young girls. I have actually tried to attract my third grade high readers to the series, but found that they need to really be into historical fiction to be interested at first. The vocabulary is also pretty difficult and requires a lot of inferring. One of the best parts is that the book does add pictures in the side notes of the page that sometimes explain the vocabulary or what is happening.

I personally am a huge fan of this book. I love the time period that Felicity is alive in and I found her to be an inspiring character who loves to take a challenge to be different than is expected of her. She is growing up at a time when girls mostly sew and cook and, instead, Felicity wants to be out riding horses. She takes a dangerous risk trying to save a horse that she believes is being maltreated. The book chronicles her courageous journey.

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(NS) Panagiota Angelos I have yet to read a book in this series. In fact, I had never heard of American Girl dolls until a few years ago when my niece came to visit us from Wisconsin and begged us to take her to the store in Chicago. First of all, I was shocked a concept like this existed and, secondly, that people were willing to pay the outrageous fees (but that’s besides the point). I do think it is interesting how each girl has her own story. It is a very creative way to interest young girls in our country’s history. I love the fact that these stories feature strong, female main characters. Did you find the book realistic and accurate? Also, I am curious to what grade level these books target? My niece who now owns two American Girl dolls is in 4th grade and has yet to read the books. Hmmmm….

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