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Brooklyn Rose (Paperback)

Author:  Ann Rinaldi
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 015205538X
ISBN-13: 9780152055387
Sku: 31309429
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Pages:  224
Age Range:  14 to UP
 
"Wouldn't it be wonderful if everyone lived in a house made of a strong Tabby foundation with a double piazza held up by great pillars and a front yard that sloped down to the water? If everyone cold hear the wind in the palmetto trees and taste the sand in their mouths when the wind blew? And what about the tides that flow toward land twice each day, then back out again?"
It's 1900--the dawn of a new century--and never in her wildest dreams did fifteen-year-old Rose Frampton ever think she'd leave behind her family and home on the peaceful shores of her island plantation in South Carolina...especially not to live with a new husband in the land of Yankees.
But she is doing just that. Rose's new life with her handsome and wealthy husband in Brooklyn, New York is both scary and exciting. As mistress of the large Victorian estate on Dorchester Road, she must learn to make decisions, establish her independence, and run an efficient household. These tasks are difficult enough without the added complication that she and her new husband barely know one another. As romance blossoms and Rose begins to find her place, she discovers that strength of character does not come easily but is essential for happiness.
Told in diary form, Ann Rinaldi paints a sensual picture of time and place as readers are given an intimate glimpse into the heart of a child as she grows to become a woman.
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After her wedding, fifteen-year-old Rose is moved from her Southern plantation to a Victorian estate in Brooklyn to begin a new life with a husband she hardly knows in a land far from familiar surroundings, forcing her to grow up quickly in order to succeed in her new role as wife and homemaker. Reprint.
It's 1900, the dawn of a new century, and fifteen-year-old Rose Frampton is beginning a new life. She's left her family in South Carolina to live with her handsome and wealthy husband in Brooklyn, New York--a move that is both scary and exciting. As mistress of the large Victorian estate on Dorchester Road, she must learn to make decisions, establish her independence, and run an efficient household. These tasks are difficult enough without the added complication of barely knowing her husband. As romance blossoms and Rose begins to find her place, she discovers that strength of character does not come easily but is essential for happiness.||Writing in diary form, Ann Rinaldi paints a sensual picture of time and place--and gives readers an intimate glimpse into the heart of a child as she becomes a woman.||
Includes a reader's guide.|
After her wedding, fifteen-year-old Rose is moved from her Southern plantation to a Victorian estate in Brooklyn to begin a new life with a husband she hardly knows in a land far from familiar surroundings, forcing her to grow up quickly in order to succeed in her new role as wife and homemaker. Reprint.
Author Bio
Ann Rinaldi
What if you could go back in time and find out what life might have been like in the 18th century? Celebrated young adult author Ann Rinaldi does just that in her books of historical fiction. Growing up in New Jersey, Ann always wanted to write books. Her childhood, though, wasn't a very happy one: her mother died when Ann was young, she wasn't fond of her stepmother, and her father's job kept him very busy. She had few friends, so when the other kids in the neighborhood were playing outside, she spent her time writing poetry and stories and reading. Her favorite author was Louisa May Alcott, and at the age of 14 her favorite book was GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchell. After she graduating from high school, Ann stopped writing (though she dreamt of seeing her name in print) and entered secretarial work because her father didn't believe that girls should attend college. After school and marriage, she began writing again, producing three novels for adults--all of which were rejected by publishers. This notwithstanding, her dream of being a writer never faded, and she began to work for a local newspaper. After 10 years as a journalist, she again turned to fiction and published four young adult novels. Her first, TERM PAPER, had been intended for adults, but the publisher geared it toward young adults. Her first historical novel, TIME ENOUGH FOR DRUMS, which appeared in 1986, was initially rejected by 10 different publishers who all thought kids wouldn't want to read about history! Ann credits her love of history to her children, Ron and Marcella, both of whom enjoyed history. All three became involved with a group that reenacted historical events, with Ann cooking, sewing costumes, and learning about 18th-century life. When she first started visiting schools and libraries to meet her own readers, Ann felt embarrassed about her lack of a college degree, until an librarian in an inner-city library suggested that she tell kids about her background, ths helping them learn that, if you work hard and are determined, it's possible to do something you have really set your heart on. Ann's advice for young aspiring writers is to read everything, keep a journal, and get in touch with your feelings; she believes that writing is a way of self-discovery, that you never know what's there until you write, and that, if you don't start, you'll never know!

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   10
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0224
Product attributePublisher:   Harcourt Paperbacks
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