AT THE SIGN OF THE STAR
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux,
IL 5-8 RL 6.3
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.
London (England) -- History -- 17th century -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- 1660-1714 -- Fiction.
Sex role -- Fiction.
Booksellers and bookselling -- Fiction.
Remarriage -- Fiction.
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