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The Resource At the Sign of the Star

At the Sign of the Star

Label
At the Sign of the Star
Title
At the Sign of the Star
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Sturtevant
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The tale of a bookseller's daughterMeg Moore is the motherless and only child of a bookseller with a thriving business in Restoration London-and that makes her an heiress. She knows that someday she will have her pick of suitors, and that with the right husband she can continue in the book trade and be friends with wits and authors, as her father is. But Mr. Moore's unexpected marriage throws all Meg's dreams into confusion. Meg resists the overtures and edicts of her stepmother with a cleverness equaled only by her fierceness, but in spite of it all her rival's belly soon swells with what Meg fears will be her father's new heir. Meg seeks wisdom from almanacs and astrologers, plays and books of jests, guides for ladies and guides for midwives. Yet it is through her own experience that she finds a new matrimony with which to face her unknown future. This vibrant novel recreates a lively and fascinating historical period when women claimed a new and more active role in London's literary scene
Summary
In seventeenth-century London, Meg, who has little interest in cooking, needlework, or other homemaking skills, dreams of becoming a bookseller and someday inheriting her widowed father's book store
Award
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2002
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2000
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
080882
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sturtevant, Katherine
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
860
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Juvenile Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
At the Sign of the Star
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:aa85b79b-8e41-4397-80ff-3490afcc5c48
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781466895195
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
At the Sign of the Star
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:aa85b79b-8e41-4397-80ff-3490afcc5c48
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781466895195
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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