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Exploring the Chicago World's Fair, 1893 [Paperback]

By Laurie Lawlor (Author)
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Pages   240
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.2" Width: 5.02" Height: 0.65"
Weight:   0.36 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 31, 2002
Publisher   Aladdin
ISBN  074343630X  
EAN  9780743436304  

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The White City

The World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago is the most fabulous sight the girls have ever seen, with its incredible sights, sounds, and crowds. But in the chaos of the White City, twelve-year-old Dora Pomeroy yearns for Nebraska and the secure life she left behind. Her father has joined Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show, leaving Mrs. Pomeroy and her children -- Dora and her three younger sisters, Lillian, Phoebe, and Tess -- on their own.

While their mother works long hours, Dora is once again left in charge of her sisters. Overwhelmed by responsibility, she worries about Lillian and Phoebe as they find jobs of their own and experience strange new foods, foreign culture, and incredible inventions. Seeing the changes that the turn of the century will bring makes Dora wish for a more traditional family -- until her own family is threatened in the fantasyland that will disappear at summer's end....

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More About Laurie Lawlor

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Laurie Lawlor has published more than thirty books for children and
young adults. "Magnificent Voyage: An American Adventurer on Captain James
Cook's Final Expedition" was a "VOYA" Nonfiction Honor Book called
"fascinating" by the "New York Times". "Helen Keller: Rebellious
Spirit" was named an American Library Association Notable Book and a Best
Book for Young Adults. "Shadow Catcher: The Life and Work of Edward S.
Curtis" won a Golden Kite Honor Award and the Carl Sandburg Award. Ms.
Lawlor lives in Evanston, Illinois.

Laurie Lawlor currently resides in Evanston, in the state of Illinois.

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Could have used more details  Jul 1, 2002
"Exploring the Chicago World's Fair, 1893" is a good book, but it didn't have an ounce of happiness to it. Under the circumstances, I understand that Dora wouldn't be running with joy throughout the fair, but still, have her smile at the sights and sounds every so often. I find it hard to believe they would build a fair, which reminds me of a modern theme park from today, and then tear it down - how sad. Also, we never found out why Da Pomeroy's letters never made it to his wife and children, what job Mama Pomeroy took to make money for the rent and food, after she quit being Little Egypt, etc. I enjoy Laurie Lawlor's writing, but I am disappointed with the American Sisters series for two reasons: there isn't an Epilogue, so you haven't a clue how the Pomeroy's fair in the future, and second there isn't a historical explanation of the fair. If you don't care to learn about the historical facts of the Chicago World's in 1893, but just want to see what it was like from a child's point of view, then I recommend it - if you want to learn history, then don't bother.
The adventures of four sisters at the Chicago World's Fair.  Feb 16, 2001
Dora Pomeroy has always longed for a more traditional family. Her parents, who are in the theater business, have moved the family - Dora and her three younger sisters - more times than Dora can remember. Out of the twelve years of her life, Dora has only attended school for four years. Her happiest memories are of the past year spent on a ranch on the Nebraska prairie - ironically, her parents' worst memories. Now that the ranch has failed, the family is moving to Chicago - just in time for the World's Fair of 1893. For the Pomeroys, Chicago is a city of dreams. Dora and her sisters are eager to explore the fair. But when the girls and their mother lose contact with their father, reality hits hard. Mrs. Pomeroy and the three older girls have to work to pay for their room and their meals. Dora longs for the day when her family will finally be together again - but will that day ever come? I highly recommend this book, and the rest of the American Sisters series, to young readers who enjoy historical fiction such as the Dear America series.

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