American Girl Felicity #3: Felicity's Surprise: a Christmas Story

by American Girls Collection (Series)

Other authorsValerie Tripp (Author)
Paperback, 1991

Status

Available

Call number

PB Ame

Call number

PB Ame

Local notes

PB Ame

Publication

American Girl (1991), Edition: 1st, 88 pages

Description

Christmas in Williamsburg means a dancing party at the Governor's Palace for Felicity, but her mother becomes very ill and cannot finish the special blue gown.

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

88 p.; 6.13 inches

ISBN

1562470108 / 9781562470104

Barcode

650

User reviews

LibraryThing member t1bclasslibrary
Felicity is invited to the a fancy dance lesson at the governer’s, and she is very excited about it and about the beautiful blue dress she will be wearing there. When her mother gets sick while making it, however, Felicity changes her priorities and only cares about her mother getting better. In
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the end her mother gets better, and her friend, Elizabeth, finishes the dress for her with some help, enabling her to go to the dance lesson. “A Peek Into the Past” is included.
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LibraryThing member Hamburgerclan
In book three of the American Girls: Felicity series, it's Christmastime and Felicity gets invited to a party at the Governor's Palace. It's an exciting event in a young girl's life, but there are complications. Will Felicity be so klutzy that she will make a fool of herself? Will she look like a
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frump in her old brown gown? Will health issues in the family prevent her from going at all? The tale is somewhat predictable, but in its favor, the characters all end up behaving with kindness and nobility. Perhaps people don't act like that in real life, but they should. Anyway, this one is nice waiting room material, but waiting room material nonetheless.
--J.
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LibraryThing member the1butterfly
This is a double of a book in my classroom library. Felicity is invited to the a fancy dance lesson at the governor’s, and she is very excited about it and about the beautiful blue dress she will be wearing there. When her mother gets sick while making it, however, Felicity changes her priorities
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and only cares about her mother getting better. In the end her mother gets better, and her friend, Elizabeth, finishes the dress for her with some help, enabling her to go to the dance lesson. “A Peek Into the Past” is included.
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LibraryThing member AnnaMarieOkie
This is the Christmas time story of a young girl named Felicity. She is growing up in the colonial times. Felicity has been invited to the governor's palace for a dance lesson. She excitedly prepares to go and even has found a dress pattern. As the big day arrives, her mother is to ill to finish
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the dress. Felicity forgets her desire to finish her dress and cares for her mother. This conflict in the story leaves you hoping that Felicity will be able to attend her ball. Through the thoughtfulness and love of others, young Felicity is able to attend her ball.

I like these stories. This book makes history come to life. The illustrations are great within the book as well.

This book would be a fun way to further a srudent's understanding of life in the colonial era. It would also be fun to supply colonial costumes and have a mock ball like the children in the book had.
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LibraryThing member Marse
The third in the "Felicity" series of American Girl books is the least interesting one so far. Felicity starts the series as a feisty nine-year-old, who manages to ride and free a horse on her own. The second book, "Felicity Learns a Lesson", has her start lessons on how to be a "lady". Here she
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learns how to serve tea and be polite. In the background, the American colonies are starting to grumble against taxes imposed on them. Felicity's father stops selling tea in his shop and people begin taking sides. Felicity not only learns how to refuse tea without being impolite, but also makes a friend who is from a loyalist family. While the third book is not awful, it kind of feels like Felicity is no longer the girl who tamed a horse, but simply a good girl. She is invited to the governor's ball and her mother promises to make her a dress for it. Her mother falls ill and Felicity's priorities change. She takes care of her mother and younger siblings -- all admirable things-- and ends up going to the ball after all when her friends Ben the apprentice and Elizabeth her best friend, make sure her dress is finished in time for the dance. While the American revolution is brewing in the background, Felicity herself seems to have become tamer than in the first 2 books. I hope she reappears in the rest of the series.
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LibraryThing member SoulFlower1981
The American Girl Collection is a series of books that any parent would love to read to their children because the authors that write within take great care in making sure they are historically accurate and that they provide a strong moral backbone as well. This particular book shows us that hard
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work and care pay off. If you want a read that will entertain and drag your young reader into a different time period than this book would definitely be for you and your child.
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Pages

88

Rating

½ (58 ratings; 4)
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