The Scrapbook Of Frankie Pratt: A Novel In Pictures by Caroline PrestonThe Scrapbook Of Frankie Pratt: A Novel In Pictures by Caroline Preston

The Scrapbook Of Frankie Pratt: A Novel In Pictures

byCaroline Preston

Hardcover | October 25, 2011

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The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt is a literary bottle rocket—loaded with whimsy, pizzazz, and heart.”
—Adriana Trigiani

“Is it possible that I have just read/experienced/devoured the most delightful book ever published? Do not argue with me: There is magic here and genius.”
—Elinor Lipman

“A ripping yarn of emancipated girlish adventure.”
—Audrey Niffenegger

The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt is a visually stunning, totally unique, full-color novel in the form of a scrapbook, set in the burgeoning bohemian culture of the 1920s and featuring an endearing, unforgettable heroine. Caroline Preston, author of the New York Times Notable Book Jackie by Josie, uses a kaleidoscopic array of vintage memorabilia—postcards, letters, magazine ads, ticket stubs, catalog pages, fabric swatches, candy wrappers, fashion spreads, menus and more—to tell the tale of spirited and ambitious Frankie’s remarkable odyssey from Vassar to Greenwich Village to Paris, in a manner that will delight crafters, historical fiction fans, and anyone who loves a good coming-of-age story ingeniously told.

Caroline Preston is the author of three previous novels,Jackie by Josie(aNew York TimesNotable Book),Lucy Crocker 2.0, andGatsby’s Girl. She has collected antique scrapbooks since she was in high school, and has worked as an archivist at the Peabody/Essex Museum and Harvard University. She and her husband, the writer Christopher Tilghm...
Title:The Scrapbook Of Frankie Pratt: A Novel In PicturesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.94 inPublished:October 25, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061966908

ISBN - 13:9780061966903

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing detail Wonderful memorabilia illustrates this sassy diary of a girl maturing in the 1920's. Frankie, don't call her Frances, gets a scrapbook and uses her father's corona typewriter to record the experiences in her life. She goes from high school smartie pants to broken hearted to ingenue until she finds her way in life. Not only is this a reflection of the time period but an account of every girl's journey to adulthood.
Date published: 2013-06-19

Editorial Reviews

“I’ve been enjoying Caroline Preston’s ingenious THE SCRAPBOOK OF FRANKIE PRATT, a novel made up entirely of vintage images. It’s nifty and fun—[and] the plot moves along, too!”