Dear America: The Boldest Mask: The Diary of Angeline Reddy, Bodie, California, 1880 by Susan PatronDear America: The Boldest Mask: The Diary of Angeline Reddy, Bodie, California, 1880 by Susan Patron

Dear America: The Boldest Mask: The Diary of Angeline Reddy, Bodie, California, 1880

bySusan Patron

Hardcover | January 1, 2012

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Newbery Award-winning author Susan Patron brings her talents to the beloved Dear America® series.

Angeline Reddy is the daughter of a famous lawyer, but she's no stranger to rule-breaking. Growing up in the wild western gold mining town of Bodie, California, in 1880, Angeline has seen it all-saloons, brawls, dance halls, and a whole lot of desperation. But nothing's more exciting than seeing her daddy, Patrick Reddy, in action in the courtroom.

Yet when Angeline's father is rumored to be dead, she finds herself entangled in a dangerous mystery as she attempts to uncover the truth. In the pages of her diary, Angeline begins to piece together the clues-stumbling across more than one murder and plenty of people with secrets they're fixing to keep. In a time and place where folks would rather settle up with a gunfight than a jury, Angeline must work quickly if she hopes to save the day.

Susan Patron is the author of many critically acclaimed novels for children, including the Newbery Award winner The Higher Power of Lucky; its follow-up book, Lucky Breaks; and the early chapter book Maybe Yes, Maybe No. She is a former librarian, now full-time writer. She and her husband live in a small cabin in the high desert of the...
Title:Dear America: The Boldest Mask: The Diary of Angeline Reddy, Bodie, California, 1880Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 7.67 × 5.46 × 1.01 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545304377

ISBN - 13:9780545304375


Read from the Book

From Dear America: The Boldest MaskI knew there was trouble when I lifted up the lid of my father's coffin and he wasn't in it...Of course Momma hadn't for one minute believed the report of Papa's murder, which was supposed to have occurred on the stairway between Molinelli's Saloon and Papa's law office on the floor above. This news was delivered last night by a young clerk from the Wells Fargo & Co. office who said his name was Remi Nadeau. He said "Madame" to Momma and "Miss Angeline" to me, and explained that Wells Fargo was deeply saddened by our loss, which was also theirs. Mr. Nadeau regretted that the knife used by the murderer had not been found and there were no other clues.I wasn't sure whether the loss he spoke of was Papa's life or the valise full of scrip, $10,000 of a special currency created by the Standard Consolidated Mining Company. Of course those Standard Dollars, as we call them, were stolen and are missing.

Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR DEAR AMERICA:"More than a supplement to classroom textbooks, this series is an imaginative, solid entree into American history." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY "An impressive series that will challenge students to make connections from prominent historical events to relevant life situations. . . . A wonderful asset to the classroom as well as to home libraries." -- CHILDREN'S BOOK REVIEW SERVICE"Engaging accessible historical fiction." -- SLJ"The Dear America diaries represent the best of historical fiction for any age." -- CHICAGO TRIBUNE