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Audacity Jones #1

By Kirby Larson   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545840606 Paperback
224 Pages | 5.26" x 7.54" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545840569 Hardcover
224 Pages | 5.99" x 8.57" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545840620 Ebook
224 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

A brand-new series adventure of historic proportions! Audacity Jones is an eleven-year-old orphan who aches for adventure, a challenge to break up the monotony of her life at Miss Maisie’s School for Wayward Girls. Life as a wayward girl isn’t so bad; Audie has the best of friends, a clever cat companion, and plenty of books to read. Still, she longs for some excitement, like the characters in the novels she so loves to encounter.

So when the mysterious Commodore Crutchfield visits the school and whisks Audie off to Washington, DC, she knows she’s in for the journey of a lifetime. But soon, it becomes clear that the Commodore has unsavory plans for Audie — plans that involve the president of the United States and a sinister kidnapping plot. Before she knows it, Audie winds up in the White House kitchens, where she’s determined to stop the Commodore dead in his tracks. Can Audie save the day before it’s too late?

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Audacity Jones:

“Clever, funny, and sweet in equal measures.” — Kirkus

Praise for Dash

Winner of the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction

*“Emotionally satisfying and thought-provoking.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

*“[A] trenchant novel.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Historical fiction at its best.” —School Library Journal

Praise for Duke

*“Exceptionally well-crafted and emotionally authentic.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

*“[An] incisive tale of loyalty, patriotism, sacrifice, and bravery.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A good example of how bravery comes in all shapes, sizes — and breeds.” —Booklist