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

3.36 (120 ratings by Goodreads)

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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

  • Hardback | 325 pages
  • 147.32 x 210.82 x 33.02mm | 430.91g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062008064
  • 9780062008060
  • 1,119,172

Review quote

Mark Twain and Sid Fleischman must surely be nodding their posthumous approval of so imaginative a cast and so preposterous and cunningly devised a plot exactly the kind of story for which the term rollicking was coined. --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)"
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Rating details

120 ratings
3.36 out of 5 stars
5 14% (17)
4 36% (43)
3 30% (36)
2 12% (15)
1 8% (9)
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