The Philadephia Adventure

by Lloyd Alexander

Paperback, 1992



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PB Ale

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PB Ale

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PB Ale




Yearling (1992), Paperback


In 1876, on the eve of the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, twenty-year-old Vesper Holly and her friends clash yet again with the archfiend Dr. Helvitius, whose evil schemes plunge them into danger in the wild Pennsylvania countryside.

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5.25 x 0.5 inches

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In 1876, Philadelphia is hosting the Centennial Exposition, and dignitaries from all around the world are in town, including the Emperor of Brazil. When the emperor's two wards are kidnapped by Dr. Helvitius, Vesper and Brinnie must deliver the ransom and rescue the children. However, the
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kidnapping is only the first step in Helvitius's plot to assassinate President Grant and the emperor and seize control of the U.S. and Brazil. Can Vesper and Helvitius survive the wilds of the Pennslyvania countryside, escape a lynch mob, and foil Helvitius's schemes in time?
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