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[From the dust jacket:] "Ginnie had not started going to school as early as other children, but because of her mother's lessons she was ready for fourth grade. Although she had looked forward to school eagerly, it was a disappointment at first, for she hadn't played games or roller skated or had any practice in comradeship of boys and girls. Geneva Porter, the most confident and popular girl in the class, bothered Ginnie most of all, for Geneva loved to tease. But Ginnie, who found it hard to defend herself, had no trouble at all in standing up for another little girl. This is a warm and understanding story of children learning to get along with each other and having a wonderful time as they do." Don't miss the other great books in the Ginnie series. Bookshare has them including: Ginnie's Babysitting Business, Ginnie's Mystery Cat and Ginnie and the Mystery Doll.
"When Ginnie spotted the newspaper headline announcing a juvenile cooking contest, she was immediately fired with enthusiasm and determination to win first prize, a trip to Washington, D. C. For weeks she pored over a multitude of cookbooks trying to find the ideal menu to submit and a superlative recipe to prepare the day of the contest. Although an experienced cook for her age, Ginnie began to lose confidence as she sampled her friends' mouth-watering dishes and still could not decide on her own entry. Even with her plans settled, Ginnie found she had not allowed enough time to prepare her material. How she manages to enter the contest on time, and what happens then, makes a suspenseful climax to a warm, appealing story. Ginnie's refreshingly natural personality has won her many loyal fans. This new book about her, illustrated with charming line drawings, is one of the most enticing. Ginnie's experiments with cheese soufflé, homemade bread, and chicken loaf are described with relish, and they are guaranteed to turn every reader into an eager cook." You can read much more about Ginnie and her friends in Ginnie and Geneva, Ginnie's Baby-sitting Business and Ginnie and the Mystery Cat and more in the Bookshare collection.
Ginnie is thrilled to be going with her parents to Europe where her father has business. She's more thrilled when she learns her best friend Geneva is coming with them. The girls see many new places, some beautiful, some sad and some boring. They eat at many restaurants where they try foreign foods they've never eaten before. One dish is so shocking that Geneva faints when she sees it. Along the way Ginnie is comforted by the figurine of a tiny black cat wearing gold earrings which she believes her cousin put in Ginnie's luggage so she wouldn't miss her cat at home. While the girls go along with tourists, they are secretly hoping to have adventures. When strange things begin to happen to them they blame coincidence and feel inconvenienced. Then they begin to feel worried and even afraid. Ginnie thinks that the worst things are her frightening nightmares until while stranded in the mud far from help, the whole family is threatened by a gun. This is too much adventure and all Ginnie wants is to get back to America in one piece, but first she will learn why danger has followed her from Portugal, to Spain, to Greece and to a Communist country. Read the many other Ginnie books in the Bookshare collection including Ginnie and Geneva, Ginnie and the mystery Doll, Ginnie and the Mystery Light and Ginnie and Her Baby-sitting Business.
[from inside flaps] "Ginnie is a favorite character among those created by Catherine Woolley, perhaps because her curiosity keeps leading her into one mystery after another. Here she returns in a new suspense-adventure that is set in the Charleston region of South Carolina. The tale begins when Ginnie is invited to spend the Christmas holidays with a friend in the South. Though Ginnie hopes for excitement, she doesn't bargain for anything as spooky as the mystery light on Lonesome Bay Road. Still, she is determined to find out what causes it. Is it the ghost of a Civil War slave looking for his wife? Is it related to black magic, voodoo, root doctors? And who is the flamboyant Doctor Turkey? Before Ginnie helps to solve the baffling riddle, she learns something of the nature of superstition, ignorance, fear--and evil. Based on an actual experience of the author, in which she participated in a university-sponsored investigation of a similar legendary light, this story is full of surprises and will keep its readers guessing from start to finish." Look for the rest of the Ginnie books in the Bookshare collection including: Ginnie and Geneva, Ginnie and Her Juniors, Ginnie and the Cooking Contest, Ginnie and the Mystery Cat, Ginnie and the Mystery Doll, Ginnie and the Mystery House, Ginnie and the New Girl, Ginnie and the Wedding Bells, Ginnie Joins In.
[from the back cover] ""What does Marcia think she's doing!" Ginnie fumed aloud. "Geneva's my best friend, not hers!"" It was true. Ginnie and Geneva had been "best friends" for a long time. Then Ginnie saw Geneva walk home from school with Marcia. All of a sudden Ginnie felt like an outsider. But in the next few weeks, many things began to happen. ..."
"Ginnie was delighted when she was asked to be a junior bridesmaid. But her joy was short-lived. Her first shock came minutes after she read the invitation. A hard-packed snowball, tossed in fun by her friend Geneva, struck her on the cheekbone, grazing her eye--which began to turn black. A bridesmaid with a black eye! Impossible! Nothing for it but to cancel plans for joining the wedding party. That calamity, however, was only the beginning. One crisis followed on the heels of another as Ginnie and her parents arranged to attend the ceremony as guests of the groom. The Christmas wedding was to be held in Nantucket. They were to go by plane, and the weather was uncertain. Then Ginnie came down with a virus--and at the last minute the cat had kittens, which couldn't be found. How Ginnie did get to the wedding, where she had a wonderful time after all, makes a spirited and suspenseful story, which is sure to please Miss Woolley's many readers." Look for the rest of the Ginnie books in the Bookshare collection including: Ginnie and Geneva, Ginnie and Her Juniors also titled Ginnie's Baby-sitting Business, Ginnie and the Cooking Contest, Ginnie and the Mystery Cat, Ginnie and the Mystery Doll, Ginnie and the Mystery House, Ginnie and the New Girl, Ginnie and the Mystery Light, Ginnie Joins In,
[From the back of the book:] "You're awfully young to baby-sit, aren't you?" Susan's mother asks. But Ginnie doesn't feel too young--not until three-year-old Susan upsets a whole supermarket! You'll laugh over Ginnie's funny troubles with Susan, and a whole nursery-full of tots, in GINNIE'S BABY-SITTING BUSINESS." Ginnie likes being with her friends, baby-sitting, ice skating, shopping, and cooking. She can't wait to turn thirteen. Meanwhile she has many new things to try out and learn. Read about her in other books in the Ginnie series including, Ginnie and the Mystery Cat, with more Ginnie books to come.
"But Ginnie," says Miss Wade, "it couldn't have been my old doll! Not after thirty years!" But it is! Ginnie has really seen Lady Vanderbilt, the beautiful doll that has been missing so long. And then mysteriously she disappears again! Why does the doll suddenly turn up at an auction? Who is the woman who buys her? Who steals the doll from the red car - and why? And where is the precious jewel that Lady Vanderbilt once wore? What begins for Ginnie as just a pleasant summer at Cape Cod ends up with an exciting mystery to solve.
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