The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher

The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher

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In 1860, eleven-year-old Becky Thatcher, new to St. Petersburg, Missouri, joins the boys at school in a bet to steal from the Widow Douglas in hopes of fulfilling a promise to have adventures that she made her brother Jon before he died.
Publisher: New York ;, Toronto :, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781481401500
Characteristics: 215 pages : illustration, map ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Twain, Mark 1835-1910.


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ChristchurchLib Sep 22, 2014

"Mark Twain's classic book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer tells the story of a mischievous boy and his exploits in 1860s Missouri. But what if Mark Twain got it wrong? In this version, Tom Sawyer is just an annoying kid who tattles on the pranks of Becky Thatcher, a spirited tomboy who hides her grief over her brother's death by looking for trouble. She finds plenty of it, too, especially when she decides to track down a group of grave-robbing criminals. Readers who enjoy this folksy historical mystery with a fiercely loyal heroine should also pick up One Came Home by Amy Timberlake." Kids' Books September 2014 newsletter

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