Esme Dooley

Esme Dooley Troubles beset eleven year old Esme Dangled over wells thrown into root cellars and forced to empty chamber pots she longs for a better life Yet her latest runaway scheme has failed miserably like

  • Title: Esme Dooley
  • Author: JaneDonovan Rosie McTozy Holly Trechter
  • ISBN: 9781939360038
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Paperback
  • Troubles beset eleven year old Esme Dangled over wells, thrown into root cellars, and forced to empty chamber pots, she longs for a better life Yet her latest runaway scheme has failed miserably, like all the others And now her murderous guardian has sold her to a workhouse on Rag Picker s Row Just in time, Esme hears a startling secret that could very well change herTroubles beset eleven year old Esme Dangled over wells, thrown into root cellars, and forced to empty chamber pots, she longs for a better life Yet her latest runaway scheme has failed miserably, like all the others And now her murderous guardian has sold her to a workhouse on Rag Picker s Row Just in time, Esme hears a startling secret that could very well change her destiny.She lights out on a golden journey with her cousin Tommy to recover than one family treasure As they navigate the rugged wilderness, they encounter tinkers, seamstresses, soothsayers, one eyed sharpshooters and Just as Esme starts to feel safe, tragedy strikes, making her reexamine the boundaries of friendship and the meaning of family.This colorful historical fiction is set in rural Minnesota in 1904 Filled with humor and dramatic suspense, it is a must for any young person s library.

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    1. “A mysterious wind blew her into this world – or so they often whispered. For on the night she was born, a storm swept into the valley. And no one, not even the old-timers, had ever seen its like. Hail exploded from the starless sky and the silver wind sang wildly.” – so begins this lovely story of adventure and friendship. The writing in Esme Dooley is both beautiful enough to satisfy adults and direct enough to be readily accessible to younger readers. At the heart of the story is Esme [...]

    2. What a wonderful book!! It was so fun to read and I loved the characters. The plot was excellent and the adventure non stop. I would recommend this book to people of all ages!

    3. It's been such a long time since I've read children books and I must say that the style is refreshing (especially the size 14 font). Esme Dooley reminds me of pippi longstockings with her eccentric personality and I really think that this could become a series of mini adventures. If Timmy wasn't esme's cousin, they could totally have a thing going on.**received the book for free via First Reads**

    4. Set in 1904, Minnesota. About an eleven year old girl (Esme) living the trying times of the early 1900s' As the pages turn there is adventure and friendship. The story moves along rapidly, keeping the reader wanting to turn the pages to find out what happens next, telling of good and bad times. I would recommend this book to readers of all ages. An enjoyable read.

    5. This book was recently entered and was a BRONZE MEDAL WINNER in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what our readers thought:Star Rating: 5 StarsNumber of Readers: 31Readers’ Comments‘What a fantastic story! I loved the setting: Minnesota in 1904 and the cover was perfect for a book of this genre. So much happens in it and it is so well written. Best book I have read this year.’ Girl, aged 10‘This, in my opinion, was the best book in this year’s Wishing Shelf Book Awards. The langua [...]

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