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Daring Darleen, Queen of the Screen
 

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Daring Darleen, Queen of the Screen

author: Anne Nesbet

Lights! Camera! Kidnapping?

It’s 1914, and Darleen Darling’s film adventures collide with reality when a fake kidnapping set up by her studio becomes all too real. Suddenly Darleen finds herself in the hands of dastardly criminals who have just nabbed Miss Victorine Berryman, the poor-little-rich-girl heiress of one of America’s largest fortunes. Soon real life starts to seem like a bona fide adventure serial, complete with dramatic escapes, murderous plots, and a runaway air balloon. Will Darleen and Victorine be able to engineer their own happily-ever-after, or will the villains be victorious?

When a publicity stunt goes terribly wrong, twelve-year-old Darleen Darling, star of the silent film era, must defeat villains both on screen and off in this edge-of-your-seat adventure.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$18.99 / $0.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
1536211753 /  9781536211757
on sale date:
04/2020
type/format:
Middle-grade Novel / EBook
age range:
10 yrs - 14 yrs
# of pages/size:
368 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 5 - Grade 9
 
subjects:
Juvenile Fiction; Historical; Law & Crime; Social Issues; Performing Arts;
author’s comments:
Anne Nesbet is the author of the historical middle-grade novels Cloud and Wallfish and The Orphan Band of Springdale, as well as three fantasy novels for middle-graders. Her books have received numerous accolades, including multiple starred reviews and appearances on many best book and notables lists. A professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Anne Nesbet lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.
 
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