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#75: Ms. Rapscott's Girls - Elise Primavera

Fans of Mary Poppins will love this whimsical tale of a boarding school for children of very busy parents, where an extraordinary headmistress teaches them life lessons about courage, adventure, friendship . . . and the importance of birthday cake.

Nestled inside a lighthouse, Great Rapscott School for the Daughters of Busy Parents takes its motto from Amelia Earhart: Adventure is worthwhile in itself. Headmistress Ms. Rapscott couldn’t agree more, but her students, who are shipped to the school in boxes, could use a little convincing. Still, despite their initial reluctance, the students are soon soaring through the sky and getting lost on purpose. In addition to learning what birthday cakes are and how best to approach a bumbershoot tree, the students also manage to learn a little something about strength and bravery.

Bestselling author Elise Primavera has created an irresistible, richly illustrated story about finding your way.


  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Dial Books; 1 edition (March 10, 2015)
  • ISBN: 9780803738225



Elise Primavera has been writing and illustrating children's books for more than twenty-five years. She has received numerous awards for her work and in 2004 was asked to illustrate the Christmas Brochure for the White House. Her bestselling book AUNTIE CLAUS has sold over half a million copies and is in active development for a feature length animated movie. Elise wrote her first novel the popular SECRET ORDER OF THE GUMM STREET GIRLS in 2006. Her second illustrated novel LIBBY OF HIGH HOPES, arrived in 2012. Her latest book MS. RAPSCOTT'S GIRLS, also an illustrated middle grade novel, will be out in January 2015 from Dial Books for Young Readers. For more information visit www.eliseprimavera.com.


REVIEW:
Delightful!
Filled with magic, adventure, humor and wonder, this story takes you away to the most wonderful lighthouse. Ms. Rapscott's School for Girls with Busy Parents. These girls learn many things at the school, things only children of busy parents need to know.
As a parent, reading the book I lovd how the author used magic and adventure to teach self-love, confidence and more. These girls struggled with these issues having such busy parents, and Ms. Rapscott had to teach these girls they were still very much loved. How hard that must be!
I loved the pencil illustrations too! Being a very visual person, it really brought the story to life. Parents and kids are going to love this book. It is so much fun to read, plus they learn moral content in a fun way.
I hope for another book, taking us to the next semester in September. That would be ideal!

5/5


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