Twelve-year-old Nancy Geddy is concerned that the regulations of the Stamp Act will cause her friend Tom to lose his job as an apprentice at her family's foundry. Meanwhile, the illness of Nancy's critical and complaining stepmother, Elizabeth, may prevent the young girl from attending her grandmother's Christmas ball. Will Nancy be able to accept Elizabeth as her new mother?
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The year is 1765, and there's a lot going on in Williamsburg, Virginia. The Stamp Act has just been passed, and many colonists are protesting it because nobody knows what it will mean to the colonies as a whole. Twelve-year-old Nancy Geddy is concerned that the act will make her friend Tom lose his apprenticeship at the Geddy family's foundry.
Besides that, Nancy has her own problems. Her stepmother, Elizabeth, is making Nancy's life miserable with her constant complaining and criticism. Nothing Nancy does is good enough for her. Now Elizabeth's difficult pregnancy is threatening to ruin Nancy's opportunity to attend her grandmother's Christmas ball. Will Nancy find a way to accept Elizabeth's different ways and come to love her as a mother?
Joan Lowery Nixon is the award-winning and beloved author of more than 100 books for young readers, including the Orphan Train Adventures, the Orphan Train Children, and the Ellis Island series.
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Book Description Delacorte Press, New York, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 7180
Book Description Colonial Williamsburg Foundati, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110385326793
Book Description Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0385326793