The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons

The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons

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The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons is a beautifully written middle-grade fantasy adventure that Newbery Medal-winning author Katherine Applegate says is "as magical and mysterious as the sea itself."Ever since her parents died, Lucy's house has magically awakened. An enchanted flute plays when danger is near. A sparkling mist unlocks drawers of family secrets. A mysterious woman named Marni arrives.The magic helps Lucy keep her house out of the hands of her greedy Uncle Victor. As Lucy and Marni fight to stop Victor, Lucy makes unexpected friends and discovers the power of courage. But will it be enough to prevail in the face of her evil uncle?Readers who love novels like Avi's The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle or the American Girl books will love the timeless adventure in The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 130.18 x 193.68mm | 295g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 006211980X
  • 9780062119803

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"A thrilling, magical story with a feisty, unforgettable heroine. I couldn't put this book down."--Patricia Reilly Giff, author of Newbery Honor book Lily's Crossing and the Polk Street School series
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Back cover copy

An enchanted flute that vibrates when danger is near, sparkling mist that unlocks a drawer of family secrets, and a bookcase that expands to conceal her hiding place--these are the bits of magic Lucy P. Simmons has experienced since her parents drowned at sea.The magic is helping Lucy keep her house--Father's beloved "ship on shore"--out of the hands of her greedy uncle Victor. Lucy thinks the magic is coming from Marni, a mysterious woman who seems to be one with the sea itself . . . and who bears a striking resemblance to the mythical siren in the painting in Father's study.Together, Lucy and Marni devise a plan to stop Uncle Victor's conniving ways. In the process, Lucy makes unexpected friends and discovers that courage may be the most powerful magic of all. But will it be enough to prevail in the face of her evil uncle?Barbara Mariconda's beautifully written and timeless story overflows with dazzling magic, swashbuckling adventure, and good, old-fashioned heart.
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Rating details

228 ratings
3.53 out of 5 stars
5 23% (52)
4 28% (64)
3 33% (75)
2 13% (29)
1 4% (8)
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