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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library J NES (Text) 33500013241468 New Available -
Crookston Public Library J NES (Text) 33500013241450 New Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 1536206199
  • ISBN: 9781536206197
  • Physical Description: 357 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
"It's 1914, and twelve-year old Darleen Darling has the most exciting job in the world--she gets to dangle from cliffs and stop moving trains and soar through the sky in runaway balloons! Yes, that's right: Darleen is a hero and a star--in the make-believe world of the movies ... But Darleen's fictional adventures collide with reality when a fake kidnapping intended as a publicity stunt becomes all too real. Now she is in the hands of the dastardly criminals who have just nabbed the famous young heiress Miss Victorine Berrryman. With their lives at stake, can Darleen become the daring heroine she's long pretended to be on film?"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #2
    *Starred Review* Darleen Darling's beloved papa has always told her to keep her feet on the ground. It's a task that's easier said than done, as 12-year-old Darleen spends most of her time dangling off cliffs, escaping villains, and performing other daring stunts that befit a 1914 silent-movie star. But she's determined to do as her father asks so she doesn't break his heart, like her adventurous movie-star mother did when she died of a lung disease. So Darleen's a little uncertain when her manager-uncles plan a fake kidnapping to drum up some publicity . . . and even more uncertain when their plans go awry and she ends up being actually kidnapped, alongside heiress Victorine Berryman. But though her stunts in the movies may be all smoke and mirrors, Darleen is far from helpless, and she soon learns that Victorine is a steadfast and able companion. As the two plan their escape, they find themselves caught up in dastardly plots, embarking on incredible adventures, and consorting with some truly remarkable people, including pioneer filmmaker Madame Alice Guy Blaché. Nesbet's (The Orphan Band of Springdale, 2018) deftly researched historical novel, set against a seldom-featured backdrop, has a comforting, old-fashioned feel. Spunky Darleen's story is buoyed by lively prose and crisp characterizations, and readers will be thrilled to join the adventure. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Anne Nesbet is the author of the historical middle-grade novels Cloud and Wallfish and The Orphan Band of Springdale, as well as three fantasy novels for middle-graders. Her books have received numerous accolades, including multiple starred reviews and appearances on many best book and notables lists. A professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Anne Nesbet lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Subject: Motion picture actors and actresses > Juvenile fiction.
Heiresses > Juvenile fiction.
Kidnapping > Juvenile fiction.
Villains > Juvenile fiction.
Silent films > Production and direction > Juvenile fiction.
New Jersey > History > 20th century > Juvenile fiction.
Actors and actresses > Fiction.
Kidnapping > Fiction.
Villains > Fiction.

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