Dear America: A City Tossed and Broken: San Francisco, California, 1906 by Judy BlundellDear America: A City Tossed and Broken: San Francisco, California, 1906 by Judy Blundell

Dear America: A City Tossed and Broken: San Francisco, California, 1906

byJudy Blundell

Hardcover | March 1, 2013

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An award-winning author brings the story of one American girl to life.

When Minnie Bonner's father disappears, the wealthy gentleman Edward Sump, led by his avaricious wife, offers Minnie a chance to work as a lady's maid. The Sumps have grand plans, grander than the city of Philadelphia can offer, and decide to move to San Francisco - the greatest city in the west. But when a powerful earthquake strikes, Minnie finds herself the sole survivor among them. After the dust settles, Minnie discovers a bag belonging to the Sumps filled with cash and papers. With no one else to claim it, Minnie has turned into an heiress overnight. Wealth comes at a price, however, and she is soon wrapped up in a deception that leads her down a dangerous path.

Judy Blundell's What I Saw and How I Lied was the 2008 winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature. As Jude Watson, she is the author of several titles in the New York Times bestselling 39 Clues series as well as the bestselling Star Wars: Last of the Jedi and Jedi Quest series. She lives in Katonah, New York.
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Title:Dear America: A City Tossed and Broken: San Francisco, California, 1906Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 7.67 × 5.46 × 0.75 inPublished:March 1, 2013Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545310229

ISBN - 13:9780545310222

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Bad It had interesting circumstances in that she wasn't in school at 14 and was forced to go out and work for her family. I have to keep reminding herself of how things were different then and to be in school at that age would have been unusual. I wish that she had spent more time as a maid in San Francisco and just there in general before the earthquake and I didn't quite understand the conspiracy etc against her family. Also the fact that her dad just happened to find her and the family just happened to all die but she was spared? I was also appalled at the rich girl (name I can't remember) who stole the main's bag to escape because I understand wanting to sneak away and needing a disguise but you literally just took everything she owned.
Date published: 2017-09-09