Addy's Summer Place

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Pleasant Company Publications, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 38 pages
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Addy's Summer Place brings Addy to Cape Island, New Jersey -- and the brink of adolescence. In her new dress and spiral curls, Addy tries to please Momma and act like a young lady. But when she encounters a poor white girl who acts hatefully toward her, Addy learns that growing older means more than social graces and spiral curls -- it also means making difficult choices and finding her own place in the world around her.

After reading the story, girls can read about Cape Island (now known as "Cape May") in 1864 and make homemade vanilla ice cream much like the ice cream Addy enjoyed at the fancy island guest house.

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Review: Addy's Summer Place (American Girls Short Stories #29)

User Review  - Kaetlyn - Goodreads

One day Addy's mom surprised her that they are going to Cape Island were her dad works . When they were at Cape Island Addy was the first one to see their dad . Her dad took them out for ice cream ... Read full review

Review: Addy's Summer Place (American Girls Short Stories #29)

User Review  - Kimberly Tardy - Goodreads

this story has an even stronger message, one in which only one word can succeed in describing. Set in the summer of 1864, Addy, Momma, and baby Esther travel from Philadelphia to Cape Island, New ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Adult/young adult author Connie Porter was born in Buffalo, New York, where she started pursuing a writing career in high school. Porter began her career by writing articles for magazines and book reviews in newspapers. She then went on to write the novels All-Bright Court and Imani All Mine.

Dahl Taylor illustrated Addy's series and short stories. He lives in Albany with his wife, two children, and a cat named Max.