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Daring Darleen, Queen of the Screen

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Daring Darleen, Queen of the Screen
Written by Anne Nesbet
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781536223064
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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 also 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?

“Nesbet writes her intrepid heroine with swashbuckling verve and sweet familial affection . . . a well-paced, gripping tale of staying true to oneself.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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Middle-grade Novel / Paperback
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
368 / 6" x 8 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
Historical; Law & Crime; Social Themes; 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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