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Manners and Mischief: A Samantha Classic Volume 1 (American Girl Beforever…

by Susan Adler

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I like this book for a few reasons. First, I used to read American Girl books when I was a child and I'm happy to see that they are still being created and changed. They have rearranged and added on to the older books I knew as a child. Secondly, I enjoyed the plot in this story. It's very interesting and forces children to learn about history perhaps without even realizing it. Lastly, the story pushes student to think about and discuss topics that they may not normally be exposed to in regard to the historical and economic aspects. I believe that the message of this book is about showing compassion to others and being a good friend even when people are different than us. ( )
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Samantha Parkington is an orphan who lives with her rich grandmother in 1904. She's being raised as a proper young lady with the best of everything. But when she befriends Nellie - a servan girl who moves in next door - Samantha learns that life isn't so easy for everyone. She's determined to help, even if beign friends with servants isn't 'proper.' Then Samantha meets Uncle Gard's friend Cornelia and discovers there's more than one way to be a lady!
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Living with her rich grandmother, Samantha has the best of everything. But when she becomes friends with Nellie, she learns that life isn't so easy for everyone. Samantha is determined to help her new friend, but Nellie ends up helping her, too! Then Samantha tries to help decorate for Christmas, but is disappointed when her plans are being changed. Discover what happens to help make this Christmas even better than Samantha planned.… (more)

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