By Sue Stauffacher
Publisher: Knopf Books for younger Readers
Publication Date: 2015-06-09
Number of Pages: 304
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads
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Eleven-year-old Cassidy has simply inherited a present from her past due great-grandmother. regrettably, that "gift" seems to be a summer time trapped in etiquette institution. What stable are manners, besides, for a woman who goals of dwelling existence at the street as a hobo-er, "knight of the road"?
as though attempting to you'll want to hold her elbows off the desk isn't undesirable adequate, Cassidy's ally, Jack, abruptly turns out extra attracted to doing chores for the hot teenage woman who's moved in round the corner than in fishing with Cassidy down through the river. now not even her vintage epic pranks appear to be saving Cassidy from having her worst summer time ever. It's time to stand proof: transforming into up stinks.
Veteran middle-grade writer Sue Stauffacher returns with a cranky, pranky, laugh-out-loud tomboy heroine who may well simply study the tough approach that manners do topic, and that individuals can change.
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Escaping was almost impossible. When a prisoner tried to swim to shore, he was caught. But James was clever. He discovered how he could leave the Jersey. An American officer was being traded for a British officer. The American officer agreed to let James hide in his large sea chest. 39 James visited Daniel one last time. He gave him an apple that one of the officers left on deck. Daniel tried to raise up. Then he fell back on his filthy blanket. ” James tried to ignore the sores that covered Daniel’s face.
James had finally been released. He knew he had served his country well. Tears filled his eyes. James opened the door. His mother ran toward him. ” He gave her a hug. “Yes,” he said, smiling. ” 44 Afterword While held prisoner on the Amphion, James Forten did become friends with Captain Bazely and his son, Henry. James turned down their offer to go to Great Britain. After he left the Amphion, he never saw them again. James later spoke about his experience: “Thus . . ” Daniel Brewton never forgot James Forten’s kindness.
The two men became lifelong friends. After the war, James Forten eventually returned to the sailmaking shop where his father had worked. By the age of 32, James owned the shop. He employed 40 men, both white and black. He became one of the wealthiest men in Philadelphia. James believed that all black Americans were entitled to the same rights enjoyed by white citizens. He was active in the antislavery movement. He helped fund the famous abolitionist newspaper the Liberator. James Forten died on March 4, 1842.
Cassidy's Guide to Everyday Etiquette (and Obfuscation) by Sue Stauffacher