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Title:
Bachelor girl
Author:
MacBride, Roger Lea, 1929-1995.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins, 1999.
Physical Description:
viii, 243 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Summary:
Having left her parents' Missouri farm for good and trained to become a telegraph operator in Kansas City, teenage Rose moves out to San Francisco and joins the thousands of "bachelor girls" supporting themselves.
General Note:
"The Rosie years."
Language:
English
Reading Level:
780 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.4 6.0 32493.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.2 10 Quiz: 23052.
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ISBN:
9780060277550

9780064406918

9780060284343
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Book

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Summary

In this eighth and final book of the Rose Years series, Rose has become an independent young woman. She leaves Rocky Ridge Farm, first for Kansas City to learn how to be a telegrapher, then for San Francisco. Her dream is to work for a year or two, save a little money, and then marry Paul Cooley, her childhood sweetheart. But the big city has all sorts of surprises in store for Rose, and she finds that she's destined to travel a road she never even imagined.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-10. Finished by his daughter with the help of editors at HarperCollins, this title completes the late MacBride's Rose Years series, a fictionalized chronicle of Rose Wilder Lane, Laura Ingalls Wilder's daughter. Readers meet Rose as a restless teenager in the early 1900s, just out of high school in Mansfield, Missouri, eager for adventure and broader vistas. Just as eager to secure a commitment from cautious, conventional suitor Paul Cooley, Rose journeys to Kansas City to learn telegraphy, find a job, and prove to Paul that she can help him earn a living when they are married. A better job lands her in San Francisco, where Rose finds herself the object of dashing Gillette Lane's attention. Although heavily dependent on MacBride's earlier work about Rose, this novel portrays a young single woman's life and the urban job scene of a century ago in a highly appealing fashion. Charming pencil sketches by Dan Andreasen top it off. --Anne O'Malley


Table of Contents

Back Homep. 1
A Good Startp. 21
Left Behindp. 34
On Her Ownp. 54
Give Me a Chancep. 65
Bachelor Girlp. 81
A Real Celebrationp. 94
If I Had a Little Moneyp. 108
Call Me Miss Wilderp. 129
The Big Cityp. 143
New Friendsp. 161
This Is the Life!p. 172
A Game Little Kidp. 186
When We Are Marriedp. 201
A Surprise Visitp. 217
Life Begins Anewp. 232