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 Daisy saves the day
 Author: Hughes, Shirley

 Publisher:  Candlewick Press (2015)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [30] p., col. ill., 27 cm.

 BTSB No: 469964 ISBN: 9780763673239
 Ages: 5-9 Grades: K-4

 Fires -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Portrays the life of a young housemaid in 1911 England as she stumbles toward her true place in life.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 4.70
   Points: .5   Quiz: 175561

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (04/01/15)
   Booklist (02/01/15)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 02/01/2015 Set in early twentieth-century London, this large-format picture book tells how an “exceptionally bright” girl makes her start in life. It’s a sad day for Daisy when her mum tells her that she must leave school and go to work as a scullery maid in the household of two elderly ladies. Daisy works hard, but she feels lonely and homesick. When her quick wits and courage save the house during a fire, her grateful employers offer to send her home and pay for her education. A beloved English illustrator best known in America for the Alfie series, Hughes creates a sympathetic character in Daisy, who lands in trouble for stringing blue dishcloths, white pillowcases, and her mistresses’ red flannel bloomers together and hanging them out the window to celebrate the king’s coronation. While the text is somewhat longer than readers may expect in a picture book, it offers children colorful glimpses of the period, as well as a well-told story and engaging artwork, created with ink, gouache, and watercolor. Satisfying historical fiction for primary-grade children. - Copyright 2015 Booklist.

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