Crystal Ball: Rebecca Mystery (American Girl)
Rebecca and her neighbor, Mr. Rossi, seem to be having a run of bad luck. When Mr. Rossi sprains his wrist, Rebecca takes over the care and feeding of his carrier pigeons. Then a strange black pigeon delivers an eerie message warning Mr. Rossi of danger, and Rebecca must jump into action to find answers. Where did the pigeon come from, and what sort of danger is lurking? Is Rebecca herself now in danger as well? Only a visit to a fortune teller will reveal the truth! An illustrated "Looking Back essay tells about Houdini and fortune tellers in the early 1900's.
Historical fiction at its finest for girls. These books each focus on a different American girl from a particular time in American history, each with a different lifestyle, heritage, hopes, and desires. These are popular with their audiences because the girls are so easy to identify with and the stories realistically portray what life was like at that time with events, styles and culture expertly interwoven. Our girls devoured these when they were younger, and although the series has undergone some changes, the stories are still available for a whole new generation. There are two books available for each historical girl and are abridged. The softcover books are formatted like chapter books (104-110 pages) with full-color illustrations and several pages of additional historical content at the end. Please note that the series is changing from "Beforever" to newer editions with each girl's name featured more prominently on the cover and our inventory will gradually change to the new editions.
Everyone's favorite girls hone their detective skills as they embark on exciting new adventures. The Beforever titles are approximately 200 pages, are a slightly larger format, and while they still contain a couple of pages in the back about life in that time period, it is much more brief and lacks the pictures or illustrations that were provided in earlier editions of these titles. Glossaries are included.