Posted in 2014-2015 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place, by Julie Berry

Summary:  Seven very proper Victorian young ladies conspire to hide a murder from the authorities at their boarding school.

Roaring Brook Press

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Posted in 2013-2014 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Mouse with the Question Mark Tail, by Richard Peck

Mouse with the Question Mark TailSummary:  A very small mouse of unknown origins runs away from school in the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace shortly before the celebration of Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee, celebrating her sixty years on the British throne.


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Posted in 2013-2014 Club, Not Mock Newbery

All My Noble Dreams and then What Happens, by Gloria Whelan

All My Noble DreamsSummary:  As Rosalind continues to straddle the proper English world of her family and the culture of 1920s India where they live, her support of Gandhi and his followers in opposing British rule grows and she considers trying to carry the rebels’ message to Edward, Prince of Wales, during his visit.

Simon & Schuster

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Posted in 2012-2013 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Will Sparrow’s Road, by Karen Cushman

Summary:  Twelve-year-old Will Sparrow, a liar, thief, and rogue, decides to leave his hard life behind and make his own way in Elizabethan England. On the road, he encounters a string of con artists even more talented than he is. Will gets a bigger dose of his own medicine when he joins a troupe of  oddities,  including a dwarf and a cat-faced girl.


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