Meet Felicity: An American Girl

Meet Felicity An American Girl In Williamsburg in nine year old Felicity rescues a beautiful horse who is being beaten and starved by her cruel owner

  • Title: Meet Felicity: An American Girl
  • Author: Valerie Tripp Dan Andreasen Luann Roberts
  • ISBN: 9780780708952
  • Page: 303
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In Williamsburg in 1774, nine year old Felicity rescues a beautiful horse who is being beaten and starved by her cruel owner.

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    1. This is my first American Girl book. I wanted E to read them to get a little taste of history, and unfortunately, I have to say I didn't like this one. Maybe the others are different, I hope so, because I love the concept. The problem I had with this book, was that this little girl essentially stole, lied, disobeyed direct instructions of her parents and a neighbor, and trespassed repeatedly, even after warnings and getting caught, and really faced no consequences for those actions except for a [...]

    2. Rereading the American Girl books because springtime makes me nostalgic I forgot how good this one was. :)

    3. Felicity was one of my favorite of the American Girls. She lives in a fascinating time period, which is explored through her relationships and her reactions to events, in a manner that brought the American War for Independence and its issues to life for me in a way no textbook ever could. Felicity is a young girl when unrest begins brewing between the Colonists and the Crown. When war breaks out, her neighbors and even her own family find themselves on opposite sides. She has to choose her own s [...]

    4. Years ago, but noting it here in honor of the teatime at the American Girl Place with dear family earlier this week.

    5. 3.5*I always loved the horse theme with the Felicity books. I love reading about Felicity (view spoiler)[rescuing Penny from Jiggy Nye (hide spoiler)].

    6. "Meet Felicity" by Valerie Tripp; Pleasant Company Publications, 2000; Pages: 69; Genre: Historical fiction, Chapter Story; Grade Level: 3-5; Lexile Level: 600L; Guided Reading Level: QIn this thrilling short chapter story, readers are swept back in time to colonial America in 1774. Times are starting to become turbulent for young Felicity Merriman and her family. Felecity's father is a shopkeeper in Williamsburg, Virginia and, as such, must decide whether he stands with the Patriots or the Loya [...]

    7. Actual rating: 3.5 StarsI can't seem to say whether or not Valerie Tripp is capable of writing an American Girl who isn't a brat. Out of the three separate babydolls that I have read from her, Felicity is my favorite. Felicity is living in colonial Williamsburg where her fathers runs a general store and she would much rather ride horses than practice her stitching. I admired the way the author subtly placed all the historical features into the background like too tight corsets and the odor of a [...]

    8. Title (italicize): FelicityAuthor: Valerie TrippIllustrator (if separate from author): Dan AndreasenGenre: HistoricalTheme(s): Empowerment, authority roles, family, friendship, hard work, kindness, colonialism, female roles in society Opening line/sentence (type directly from text): Felicity Merriman pushed open the door to her fathers store and took a deep breath.Brief Book Summary (2-3 sentences in your own words): This story takes place right before the American Revolution. Felicity is a youn [...]

    9. I remember loving these books as a child, but I don't remember Felicity being so disobedient? She does exactly what her parents tell her not to do and doesn't really get any punishment?I do like how the book talks about what it was like to be a girl during the 1700's and how grateful of all the women's rights we experience today!I wish our generation was more grateful to women who came before us and stopped pushing more and more rights- I feel American women have the most opportunity they have e [...]

    10. This is the first book in my goal to read all of the classic American Girl books. I was surprised at how quick they went. The structure for the American Girl books seem to be that there is a lot of build up, but as soon as the "goal" for the book is accomplished it ends. Even though it was a rather abrupt ending I enjoyed that there wasn't a whole bunch of "and this is what Felicity learned" rundown at the end. It was also nice because I started the 2nd one right after, so I almost felt like par [...]

    11. I loves this story, a great start to both the adventures of Felicity and to the American Girl series. Here, the impatient tom-boy Felicity falls in love with a beautiful horse who unfortunately is abused and mistreated by its master, motivating Felicity to find a way to save the poor animal. The relationship that builds between Felicity and the horse, whom she named Penny, teaches Felicity about developing patience and working towards goals. A sweet, wonderful read for anyone who loves stories a [...]

    12. Felicity, a young Colonial girl, is a spirited rebel. She loves the outdoors and animals, especially horses!! She is not fond of needlework, handwriting or any aspect of the domestic arts.She discovers a horse, which she calls Penny, is being abused and starved by the cruel owner Jiggy Nye.Felicity takes great risks to befriend and save Penny!!Parts of the book's plot line seem unrealistic ---It is difficult to believe that Felicity could leave her home, undetected, during the night for five wee [...]

    13. I can't remember anything that would help me actually judge the level of literary skill displayed in this book. I just remember disliking it.

    14. My very favorite book series as a child! Horses, needlepoint, sticking it to the man, and the original heartthrob- Ben Davidson!

    15. I enjoyed this book and hopefully I'll like the next ones. I liked these and other American Girl books because of the history inside.

    16. Felicity was always my favorite American Girl when I was a kid. I liked that she was from colonial America, and I liked that she had red hair and green eyes. I always wanted red hair and green eyes. About a month or so ago, I bought the six Felicity books on Ebay. Since I had fallen so far behind in my 2014 Reading Challenge, I decided what better way to catch up than by reading 6 short books, averaging about 75 pages each. I read the first 4 in one day.In Meet Felicity, we are introduced to Fel [...]

    17. It had to come to this. After all this reading of kid's books this past year and a half, I knew that sooner or later I would have to read one of the American Girls series. The American Girls, if you don't know, is a combination of literature of marketing. On the literature side, you have a series of books telling stories about nine-year-old girls in different eras of American history. Currently there's about eight girls and each one stars in six books. The books have corresponding themes, so for [...]

    18. I remember waaay back then when the American Girls collection had just 4 or 5 dolls. I was pretty young back then and saw a catalog for these dolls and all their nifty accessories, and dang, I wanted these dolls, they were gorgeous! I never got a doll, but I did read the books, or at least a good amount of them. Looking back, I can honestly say I enjoyed the book, and it was age-appropriate for its target audience and is a nice piece of historical fiction that introduces some history and new kno [...]

    19. “Meet Felicity” is about a young girl named Felicity who is high spirited and impatient. The time setting is in 1774, in Williamsburg, Virginia prior to the Revolutionary war. Felicity loves horses and when someone in her town, a cruel man named Jiggy Nye gets a new horse she tries to protect the horse from his abuse. Felicity would visit the horse Penny every day before dawn. Little by little Penny started trusting Felicity and allowing her to ride on her. Jiggy Nye threatens Felicity that [...]

    20. Recommended for ages 6-12 Review from B&N:Elisabeth Greenberg - Children's LiteratureFelicity Merriman will walk into every feisty horse-loving girl's heart. In colonial Williamsburg girls should stitch a straight seam, sit quietly at lessons, and always defer to the elders, but Felicity's heart is as big as her imagination. When she discovers that Jiggy Nye, the tanner, is mistreating the most beautiful chestnut she has ever seen, she decides to befriend the horse. When Jiggy states publicl [...]

    21. "The Price of Freedom" Set in Colonial Williamsburg in 1774 this first book in the FELICITY series introduces readers to the Merriman family. As the eldest of three young children Felicity causes her mother great concern; she is too lively to sit still for long, and too impatient to work neat stitches and delicate letters. Plus she proves stubbornly creative when it comes to what She wants to do. Preferring the physical freedom of wearing boy’s britches this spunky girl is passionate about [...]

    22. I liked it because Felicity likes Penny, the horse. She called her Penny because she looks like a penny. In the middle of the night, she goes to the bad guy's house and sees Penny, the horse, and she rides Penny without asking. Then the bad guy went out to go shopping and the horse wasn't there because Felicity took Penny to show her father. She brushed Penny's hair so that it looked shiny and gold. But the bad guy came and said, "Felicity, when you see the horse or touch it, I will kill the hor [...]

    23. Felicity was a cool character to follow in the American Girls series. You can even track her character development thru her series, since she starts doing things in a reactive "leaping before looking" manner, but as her stories progress, she learns to think before acting. Good lessons, there!I remember reading this book aloud to my younger brother who was in 1st-3rd grade when I was in 4th-6th, when this book first came out. I remember a mean character would exclaim "Hell's fire!" a lot in this [...]

    24. This book is amazing!!! This girl just encourages you to be independent. This book tells you to follow your lead! I would recommend this to 6th grade kids who loves biographies.

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