The Automobile Girls At Newport: Or, Watching The Summer Parade by Aunt ClaireThe Automobile Girls At Newport: Or, Watching The Summer Parade by Aunt Claire

The Automobile Girls At Newport: Or, Watching The Summer Parade

EditorAunt Claire

Hardcover | September 15, 2017

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This is one of the series books that American girls read for fun a century ago. It's not only a fast-paced tale of friendship and adventure, but also a window onto the past.Aunt Claire has combed through the attic of forgotten stories to rescue some of the best. Her first selection is The Automobile Girls at Newport, originally published in 1910.In this book, you will meet Ruth, Barbara, Mollie, and Grace, the four explorers who take to the road in Ruth's bright red car, affectionately called Mr. A. Bubble. They are heading for Newport, Rhode Island, a resort town famous for mansions and millionaires.Oh, and Ruth's Aunt Sallie is coming along too, just to keep the girls out of trouble. She's a good sort of aunt (rather like Aunt Claire), but she's also fond of naps, and she leaves some of the more dangerous adventuring to the girls.And danger does find them - a professional thief is following the girls to Newport! He is planning to pull off a big jewel heist at the annual Tennis Ball, and . . . well, I suppose you'll just have to see.Aunt Claire's illustrated introduction provides just the right amount of historical context for young readers: What was it like to go on a road trip in 1910? Were girls encouraged to drive? And what can we learn from the mix of social attitudes displayed in the book?Don't forget to look underneath the jacket to see the original cover from 1910!
Aunt Claire spends much of her time in other people's cellars and attics, searching for stories (and gold). Of course, it's really the other way around: if you know where to look, the right kinds of stories have a way of finding you. The ones she encounters most often are about friends, and quests, and friends who go on quests. Sometim...
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Title:The Automobile Girls At Newport: Or, Watching The Summer ParadeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.82 inPublished:September 15, 2017Publisher:Laboratory BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1946053007

ISBN - 13:9781946053008

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Praise for Aunt Claire PresentsIf you know of any girls who like to read, and to whom you would like to introduce the old-time series books that so many of us enjoy, I would gladly suggest that you consider these modern reprints. And, in fact, you might want to buy a second set for yourself."- Yellowback Library "I've found that vintage series books are an excellent alternative to modern children's books. These wholesome series books are filled with excitement and adventure-my kids genuinely love them!"- Judy Hoch, contentedathome.com "If you're looking for a strong female role model with a strong dose of history, Aunt Claire Presents, published by Laboratory Books, is just what you need!"- homeschoolhideout.com "I love the look of the books. The cover art is a great combination of old-world charm mixed with modern colors and design. What is even better to me is that if you remove the dust jacket, you can see the vintage cover hidden underneath. . . . These would make great Christmas gifts for your middle-grade, adventure-loving daughters."- Betsy Strauss, familystyleschooling.com "These books lend themselves very well to use as history supplements. . . . Of great value in these books is the section at the beginning entitled 'A Note from Aunt Claire' which provides excellent background information for the stories."- Sallie Borrink, sallieborrink.com "With so much of the middle-grade fiction published today full of themes entirely inappropriate for a sensitive six-year-old, books for an accelerated reader can be incredibly hard to find. . . . I'm so thankful for throwback chapter books, like these 1910 novels re-released under the series name Aunt Claire Presents, published by Laboratory Books. These books are big on adventure, but nil on romance-so perfect for my tiny, voracious reader."- Gina Munsey, oaxacaborn.com Rating: 9 diamond butterfly pendants out of 10 for bringing back a classic tale and introducing it to a whole new generation of readers!- Reading Is Fun, Not Mental, reviewing The Automobile Girls at Newport "