By Karen Cushman
Enthusiasts of Karen Cushman's witty, fulfilling novels will welcome Meggy Swann, newly come to London along with her simply buddy, a goose named Louise. Meggy's mom was once blissful to be rid of her; her father, who despatched for her, doesn't wish her in any case. Meggy is appalled via London,dirty and noisy, filled with rogues and thieves, and tough to get round in—not that obtaining round is ever effortless for somebody who walks with assistance from sticks.Just as her alchemist father pursues his nice paintings of remodeling base steel into gold, Meggy reveals herself pursuing her personal transformation. Earthy and colourful, Elizabethan London has its darkish facet, however it additionally has presents in shop for Meggy Swann.
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Ivy nodded and stuck the dollar in her pocket. ” The next house was Mrs. Trantz’s. Mrs. Trantz’s yard had sparkly white stones and big silver bubbles and teeny fences around every rosebush. It looked like someone nice 48 lived there, but that was a big lie. If Bean even so much as put one foot on Mrs. Trantz’s pink front path, Mrs. Trantz whipped out the front door and started yelling. “Forget it. Not worth it,” said Ivy. Bean nodded. Whew. They moved on to Jake the Teenager’s house. Jake the Teenager was in the garage beside his house.
Said Bean. “No, that would be copycatting,” Ivy said. “Okay,” Bean said. ” After all, wax was the whole point of the newspaper. Ivy frowned. ” “I am thinking,” Ivy said. She put her feet up on Bean’s wall so that all her blood would go into her head and help her brain. 41 Suddenly Bean slid out of her basket chair and collapsed onto the rug. “The Flipping Pancake! Get it? Because it’s Pancake Court! ” Sometimes her ideas were so good she amazed herself. “The Flipping Pancake,” said Ivy slowly.
Bean’s dad pulled into the driveway. He stopped the car and then he turned around to look at Bean and Ivy with narrow eyes. “Before you have some cheese,” he said. ” Dang. 60 + + + + + + “Okay. We did it. ” Bean said, coming into the kitchen with Ivy. ” Her dad looked up from his computer. ” Bean handed him a piece of paper. At the top, it said The Flipping Pancake in enormous pink letters. Below that were some other words. Bean’s dad read them out loud. “Everyone on Pancake Court will be happy to know that Ivy and Bean just got Lowfat Belldeloon cheese in a special just-for-you serving size.
Alchemy and Meggy Swann by Karen Cushman