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Sturtevant, Katherine.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2000.
IL 5-8  RL 6.3
ISBN 0374304491
Meg Moore is a happy 12 year old living in seventeenth century London.  Although her mother has passes away, she has a good life living with her father, a successful bookseller  Meg loves helping her father out in the shop.  She has the chance to read all the wonderful books in the shop.  She also gets to meet the famous authors.  She enjoys talking with the customers about the latest books in the shop.  She knows where her life is heading.  She will inherit her father's business and his copyrights, marry a bookseller and work side by side in the shop.  Then one night she sees a comet in the sky.  Everyone knows that a comet foretells a tragedy.  Meg had no idea how her life was about to change.  All her dreams were to be dashed.  Her father was going to remarry.  That meant that Meg would no longer be his heir.  If the new wife has a son, Meg would have nothing and no hope of attracting a good husband.  When her stepmother begins to train Meg to be a house servant, Meg just can't come to terms with her new life.  What can she do?  Will things work out?  Will her father send her away so he can start a new life?  Find out what awaits Meg AT THE SIGN OF THE STAR.
SUBJECTS:     London (England) -- History -- 17th century -- Fiction.
                        Great Britain -- History -- 1660-1714 -- Fiction.
                        Sex role -- Fiction.
                        Booksellers and bookselling -- Fiction.
                        Remarriage -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.


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