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An Acquaintance with Darkness (Great Episodes)

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When her mother dies, fourteen-year-old Emily Pigbush is forced to go live with her uncle Valentine. She is immediately suspicious of her uncles unusual late-night activities and fears he may be involved with body-snatching, but every time she resolves to confront him, she is thrown off balance by something good he has done. When she stumbles upon the truth, the betrayal is more than she can bear. But when forced to put her emotions aside, Emily discovers that although her uncle is breaking the law, the risk he takes ultimately benefits mankind.

Synopsis:

Fourteen-year-old Emily Pigbush suspects that her uncle, a respected physician, is involved in body snatching.

Synopsis:

Chaos reigns in Washington, D.C., after President Lincolns assassination. But for fourteen-year-old Emily Pigbush, the Unions turmoil is nothing compared to her own struggle. Sent to live with her uncle Valentine after her mothers untimely death, Emily realizes that her best friends mother was one of John Wilkes Booths accomplices. And even worse, she suspects that her uncle is breaking the law.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [293]-294).

About the Author

ANN RINALDI is an award-winning author best known for bringing history vividly to life. A self-made writer and newspaper columnist for twenty-one years, Ms. Rinaldi attributes her interest in history to her son, who enlisted her to take part in historical reenactments up and down the East Coast. She lives with her husband in central New Jersey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780152012946
Author:
Rinaldi, Ann
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
San Diego, Calif. :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Adolescence
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Lincoln, abraham, 1809-1865
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - History
Subject:
History - United States/General
Subject:
Historical - United States - General
Subject:
Washington, d. c.
Subject:
Physicians
Subject:
Biographical - United States
Subject:
Civil war
Subject:
Washington
Subject:
Body snatching.
Subject:
Washington, D.C. History Civil War, 1861-1865 Fiction.
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Great Episodes (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
issue no. 2
Publication Date:
20050301
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 7 to 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7 x 4.5 in
Age Level:
from 12

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Fourteen-year-old Emily Pigbush suspects that her uncle, a respected physician, is involved in body snatching.

"Synopsis" by ,
Chaos reigns in Washington, D.C., after President Lincolns assassination. But for fourteen-year-old Emily Pigbush, the Unions turmoil is nothing compared to her own struggle. Sent to live with her uncle Valentine after her mothers untimely death, Emily realizes that her best friends mother was one of John Wilkes Booths accomplices. And even worse, she suspects that her uncle is breaking the law.

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