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Title:
Addy saves the day : a summer story
ISBN:
9781562470845
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
Middleton, WI : Pleasant Company, c1994.
Physical Description:
67 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
General Note:
"Book 5" - cover
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Summary:
Addy and Harriet feud over everything, including fund-raising plans to help the families of freed slaves, but tragedy finally forces them to stop fighting and work together.
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Summary

Addy Walker is a proud, courageous girl growing up in 1864, during the midst of the Civil War. Addy's stories tell of her daring escape with her mother from slavery, and the challenges they face afterward as they try to reunite their family. But Addy's stories are about much more than hardship. They are full of the love and hope that help her get through the worst of times and keep her dreams alive!

The Civil War is over, but the feud between Addy and a schoolmate is not, until tragedy forces them to come together at last.


Author Notes

Adult/young adult author Connie Porter was born in Buffalo, New York, where she started pursuing a writing career in high school.

Porter began her career by writing articles for magazines and book reviews in newspapers. She then went on to write the novels All-Bright Court and Imani All Mine. (Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-The story of Addy and her family, who have escaped from slavery, continues in these two stories set in Philadelphia just before and after the end of the Civil War. Happy Birthday, Addy opens with the protagonist leading a more stable life with her father now delivering ice and searching for a carpenter's position and her mother taking in laundry. Although both parents are being paid as free citizens, the realities of prejudice are clearly evident as Addy laments, ``all the colored people got a strange kind of freedom here...There are jobs we can't get and shops we can't eat at just because of the color of our skin.'' Despite this, she learns the value of optimism from wise, old, blind M'Dear. Addy Saves the Day includes the excitement of a church fair sponsored for postwar family assistance and Abby helping to catch the thief who steals the raised monies. Both books have a good balance of emotion, historical facts, and suspense to keep readers interested; they are attractively illustrated with colorful vignettes and full-page paintings. An addendum, ``A Peek Into the Past,'' provides a good explanation of the time period and its customs, conventions, and realities. Nicely done.-Rita Soltan, Baldwin Public Library, Birmingham, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

For Oz devotees. From HORN BOOK 1994, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.