The Glorious Adventures of the Sunshine Queen
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The Glorious Adventures of the Sunshine Queen

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Ever since the magnificent Miss Loucien gave up teaching to join the Bright Lights Theater Company, school days have lacked a certain . . . drama . . . especially for Cissy, who longs for a life in show business, and Kookie, who craves adventure. But when a diphtheria outbreak interrupts the dull routine, Cissy and Kookie are evacuated to the doubtful safety of the Bright Lights' summer home--a shipwrecked paddle steamer on the flooded Missouri River.

Thus begins a wild and unpredictable journey downstream serving up grand performances, aggrieved river gamblers, irate lawmen, and perilous races. And when at long last Cissy steps into the limelight, the stakes are higher than she ever imagined.

Renowned storyteller Geraldine McCaughrean weaves a rip-roaring adventure in this funny tale that's chock-full of humor and heart.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 325 pages
  • 147.32 x 210.82 x 33.02mm | 430.91g
  • HarperTorch
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062008064
  • 9780062008060
  • 936,724

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[T]horoughly entertaining. It s McCaughrean s way with language that establish[es] this picaresque tale as the latest evidence that she is one of the more remarkable novelists writing for children today. --The Horn Book"
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116 ratings
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4 35% (41)
3 31% (36)
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