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The Philadelphia Adventure Library Binding – Apr 9 2009


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  • Library Binding
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1435263685
  • ISBN-13: 978-1435263680
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)


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By X. Chen on July 21 2003
Format: Paperback
This was a wonderful book, with characteristic Lloyd Alexander wit and humor, along with his deft story-telling. People of all ages will enjoy this latest escapade of Vesper Holly!
Unlike the other books in the Vesper Holly series, this book takes places in an actual place, Philadelphia (as you might have gathered from the title). The World Exposition is going to be held there, but the opening keeps on being delayed, problems of plagued it from the start. President Grant goes to Vesper Holly's home and pleads for Vesper to rescue the kidnapped children in the care of the Brazilian King. The stage is set for some grand Vesper Holly action with her guardian Brinnie, Smiler and Slider (from the previous books), and a new character, Weed in toll! This is a fabulous book!
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By J. Fuller on Jan. 18 2003
Format: Paperback
The ever delightful Vesper Holly is back in this fifth chronicle by one of my favorite master storytellers. Vesper's resourcefulness, bravery and wit are ever-present while she falls in love (innocently) yet again. Her red hair, fiery personality, orphaned status and love for a certain fat cat conjure up another favorite heroine of the historical fiction world, exotic Nefret Emerson from the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters. Each of these books packs a lot of punch considering how short they are, making them perfect for any young reader.
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By A Customer on April 18 2002
Format: Hardcover
I really enjoyed this book. It is by Lloyd Alexander, author of The High King winner of the Newbery Medal. One reason I enjoyed was that it kept on surprising me until the end.
It is not based on things that really happened, although it has people who really existed, such as President Ulysses S. Grant.
The adventure begins when Ulysses Grant comes to Vesper Holly's door asking for her help with a kidnaping of two children. The kidnaper is using the children to ransom the emperor of Brazil.
The kidnapper hates Vesper Holly, so he made it clear that bad things would happen to the children if she did not deliver the ransom. That way he can put her in danger to get revenge on her.
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Format: Paperback
Vesper is so cool. One of the best reads. I love how honset and strong she is, it is one of the best girl adventure books.
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By A Customer on Jan. 3 1999
Format: Paperback
Perfect mix of adventure and mystery. Right when you think you know what's going on everything changes. Vesper is a perfect heroine and I have read some other books with Vesper as the star.
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