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Much Ado about Grubstake

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Publisher Comments:

Grubstake is a grubby down-on-its-luck mining town filled with grubby down-on-their-luck miners. So when a decidedly nongrubby city slicker shows up and offers to buy the tapped-out mines, the miners are sorely tempted. But not Arley, the brash sixteen-year-old girl who runs the boardinghouse. No, Arley smells a rat. What could some fancy-britches rascal want with empty mines? Is there more in those desolate pits than the Grubs realize?and#160;
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Like Jean Ferrisand#8217;s popular Once Upon a Marigold, this lighthearted, endearingly goofy story is packed with quirky, lovable characters and piercing insights.

Review:

"Written in the same spirit as Audrey Couloumbus's The Misadventures of Maude March, Ferris's (Once Upon a Marigold) comical Wild West adventure introduces a group of wittily portrayed characters, all of whom live in Grubstake, a mining town that has seen better days. Orphaned at age 14, Arley Pickett, the owner of a boarding house, longs for the kind of excitement she finds in her 'Penny Dreadful' novels. Then one day a mysterious city slicker presents Grubstake's citizens with 'an offer no sane person would refuse.' For reasons unknown, the stranger wants to buy all the town's mines, which have been closed for years. While some 'Grubs' are eager to sell and move on, others, like 16-year-old Arley, are suspicious of the buyer's motives. Trying to get to the bottom of things, the teen finds herself in the middle of an adventure every bit as eventful as one in her Penny Dreadfuls, and manages to find romance as well as danger along the way. Readers will embrace the feisty heroine along with her quirky, down-and-out boarders and an assortment of colorful neighbors: Everdene Hannigan, the tavern owner, who 'was opposed to men, at least in a romantic way'; newspaper editor Duncan McKenzie, who 'knew all the big words in the dictionary, and used them every day'; and Wing Lee, the town baker, who is as good at giving advice as he is at making bread. Ages 10-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Plucky Arley and a cast of offbeat characters save their Wild West town from certain ruin.

Synopsis:

In this endearingly goofy story, plucky Arley and a cast of offbeat characters save their Wild West town from certain ruin.

About the Author

JEAN FERRIS has written more than a dozen popular books for teens, including the award-winning Once Upon a Marigold. Honors for her books include several ALA Best Books for Young Adults distinctions and a YALSA Teens' Top Ten Best Books award. She lives in San Diego, California.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780152057060
Author:
Ferris, Jean
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Situations / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Social Issues - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Self-Esteem and Self-Reliance
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20060801
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Jacket illustration by
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 in
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 272 pages Harcourt Children's Books - English 9780152057060 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Written in the same spirit as Audrey Couloumbus's The Misadventures of Maude March, Ferris's (Once Upon a Marigold) comical Wild West adventure introduces a group of wittily portrayed characters, all of whom live in Grubstake, a mining town that has seen better days. Orphaned at age 14, Arley Pickett, the owner of a boarding house, longs for the kind of excitement she finds in her 'Penny Dreadful' novels. Then one day a mysterious city slicker presents Grubstake's citizens with 'an offer no sane person would refuse.' For reasons unknown, the stranger wants to buy all the town's mines, which have been closed for years. While some 'Grubs' are eager to sell and move on, others, like 16-year-old Arley, are suspicious of the buyer's motives. Trying to get to the bottom of things, the teen finds herself in the middle of an adventure every bit as eventful as one in her Penny Dreadfuls, and manages to find romance as well as danger along the way. Readers will embrace the feisty heroine along with her quirky, down-and-out boarders and an assortment of colorful neighbors: Everdene Hannigan, the tavern owner, who 'was opposed to men, at least in a romantic way'; newspaper editor Duncan McKenzie, who 'knew all the big words in the dictionary, and used them every day'; and Wing Lee, the town baker, who is as good at giving advice as he is at making bread. Ages 10-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Plucky Arley and a cast of offbeat characters save their Wild West town from certain ruin.
"Synopsis" by , In this endearingly goofy story, plucky Arley and a cast of offbeat characters save their Wild West town from certain ruin.

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