Melody is impressed by her sophisticated new friend, Leah Roth, but she wishes her cousin Val would stop being so standoffish to Leah! Melody meets Leah's grandfather, Dr. Roth, a botanist who escaped the Nazis and brought a rare and valuable Lady's Slipper orchid with him to America. When Melody's own grandfather becomes a suspect in a burglary, Melody turns to Val and Leah for help. Yet Leah seems to be hiding something"something to do with her grandfather"that could hurt all of them. Can Melody catch the orchid thief before it's too late?
Paperback: 192 pages
.55" W x 5.2" L x 7.6" H
Ages 8 & up
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 available for a whole new generation. Each girl's series is changing over to a two-volume set with three of the previously-published
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.