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4.0 out of 5 stars I want my tussie-mussie!, June 9 2002
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This review is from: Samantha Saves the Wedding (Hardcover)
"Samantha Saves the Wedding" combines text by Valerie Tripp with illustrations by Dan Andreasen. Taking place in 1904, this book is part of the excellent "American Girls Short Stories" series of books for young readers. The story and supplements total about 50 pages.
Samantha is a 9-year old girl. She is visiting the "elegant town house" of the Pitt family, whose daughter Cornelia is engaged to marry Samantha's Uncle Gard. There is an unexpected mishap, but as the book's title indicates, the heroine "Saves the Wedding" with generosity and quick thinking.
This is a good story, although the whole society wedding motif is a bit frothy for my tastes (I prefer the grittier, more working-class vibe of some of the other books in this series). There are, as in the other books in this series, a number of fun and educational supplemental features, such as a "Meet the Author" page.
There is also "A Peek into the Past," a supplement which looks at weddings and courtship in 1904; there are vintage photos and illustrations of historic items. The "American Girl Pastime" section gives instructions on how to make a tussie-mussie, which is a small bouquet whose flowers can carry symbolic messages. Overall, a worthy entry in a strong series for young readers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended, Dec 9 2003
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Kurt A. Johnson (North-Central Illinois, USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Samantha Saves the Wedding (Hardcover)
This is another in the American Girls Short Stories series about Samantha Parkington, a nine-year-old orphan girl living in the America of 1904. In this book, the families are preparing for Uncle Gard and Cornelia's wedding, and Samantha and Cornelia's sisters are preparing to be bride's maids. However, when a disaster strikes, it is up to Samantha to save the wedding!
The final chapter of this book is a wonderfully interesting look at weddings in 1904 America, and has instructions for making a tussie-mussie (a small bouquet carried by bridesmaids). My twelve-year-old daughter is a devoted fan of Samantha, and deeply enjoyed this book. We both recommend this book to you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Samantha Saves the Wedding, April 24 2002
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This review is from: Samantha Saves the Wedding (Hardcover)
This story is about a nine-year old orphan named Samantha. Her uncle is getting married to a lady named Cornelia, who has three younger sisters. Two of them are twins named Agnes and Agatha. The other sister is a very young girl named Alice. Agnes and Agatha are the same age as Samantha. One day Alice wanted to try on her sister's wedding veil. But she rips it. Then Samantha saves the day and lets Cornelia use her mother's old wedding veil. And it turns out to be a beautiful wedding.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A treasure for girls and girls at heart!, March 25 2000
This review is from: Samantha Saves the Wedding (Hardcover)
I've been enjoying the American Girls collection since I was a little girl(I'm 18 now).I have all the books and I am always thrilled everytime a new one is released. Samantha is my favourite character and this book is an addition to the Samantha Collection.It's well written and follows the same pattern as the other books.It's a nice story filled with adventure and nice pictures as well.For me it's an A+.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great book!, Jan. 13 2004
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Samantha Saves the Wedding continues the story of nine-year-old Samantha Parkington, an orphan raised by her grandmother in 1904. Cornelia is marrying Samantha's uncle, Gaurd. But Cornelia's three-year-old sister, Alice, ruins her veil without realizing the terrible thing she has done. But Samantha has a plan that will save the wedding.
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