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Patricia Beatty
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The Queen's Own Grove

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  33 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 28th 1999 by Imagine That! (first published August 1999)
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Carrie
Mar 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
I loved this book! It was so interesting, even for an adult reader. My mom is a docent at the Heritage House in Riverside and the 3rd graders in the area read this book before getting a tour of the house on a field trip. I loved that this was about my home town, and even though I now live on the East Coast, I am going to use this in my own homeschooling curriculum when my kids are older.
Janice
Aug 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
As a child, I met this author and read many of her books. She introduced me to historical fiction and they are great reads for the age 8-12 year old girl set. A lot of her books are out of print but still can be purchased on-line at used book stores.

This book focues on the California orange growers in Riverside, CA.
Betty Fuller
Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this historical fiction book about Riverside, CA. My children's 4th grade teacher read it to her class every year. Hopefully teachers and parents who live in the area still share this story with their kids. I know I will with my grandkids.
Wendy
May 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
I just loved this Patricia Beatty book about a young girl and her family who move from England (by way of Canada) to Southern California in the late 1800's. Once again, Patricia Beatty has 'done her history homework' and added historically accurate information (such as how the ladybug was brought over from Australia to help save the orange groves from 'white scale') to enhance her novel. This is a heartwarming story about a family's troubles and triumphs as they try to acclimate to a new country ...more
Shauna
Mar 10, 2009 rated it really liked it
Geared for younger readers, this book tells of a British family medically relocated to Riverside, California at the end of the 19th century. I really enjoyed the local flavor, the contrasts between cultures, and the discussions of oranges and their growing habits. A fun and fascinating little book.
Annette
Mar 12, 2009 rated it liked it
A very "locally" flavored book about early settlers from England that came to Riverside for health reasons back in the 1880s. Once here, the family purchased an ran an orange grove. It was a fun old-fashioned young adult book written back in 1966...
Kathryn
Mar 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
My daughters 3rd grade class read this book for a book club. It's a cute story about young girl and her family that move to Riverside California from England during the 1880's.
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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 ...more