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Title:
Plain girl
Author:
Sorensen, Virginia, 1912-1991.
Publication Information:
Orlando, FL : Harcourt, 2003.

©1983
Physical Description:
151 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
Despite her father's objections, a young Amish girl secretly looks forward to attending public school where she makes a best friend and gains a new perspective on her family's way of life.
General Note:
"An Odessey/Harcourt Young Classic"--verso t.p.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
710 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.8 4.0 7688.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 4.9 6 Quiz: 09186 Guided reading level: Q.
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Electronic Access:
Publisher description http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/har031/2003049938.htm l
ISBN:
9780152047245

9780152047252
Format :
Book

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Summary

An Amish girl, Esther feels like "one black bird against the sky" in her plain clothes. So when she's forced to attend public school she's terrified. She fears the new world she must enter, fears the way she sticks out next to other kids, and--most of all--fears she may do what her brother did: run away and join the sinful but great wide world she's only just discovering.


Author Notes

VIRGINIA SORENSEN (1912-1991) was born in Utah, and it was her family's own stories that influenced her early novels of the American West.


Table of Contents

1. Estherp. 3
2. A Night Visitorp. 13
3. What Happened to Danp. 26
4. The Girl in Pinkp. 39
5. The First step Awayp. 49
6. Sweet Water--and Bitterp. 60
7. Esther Asks a Questionp. 68
8. Sarah and the Bright Newsp. 81
9. Dan--with Buttonsp. 90
10. More About Danp. 104
11. A Wedding--and a Friendp. 113
12. Esther Does some work at Nightp. 127
13. The Answerp. 135
14. Christmas at Homep. 146