The Five Lost Aunts of Harriet Bean

The Five Lost Aunts of Harriet Bean

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When her absent-minded inventor father suddenly remembers that he has five sisters, nine-year-old Harriet Bean, who has never heard of them before, determines to find her unknown aunts so that the unfinished family portrait can be completed.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2006
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781582349756
Branch Call Number: J
Characteristics: 117 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Rankin, Laura - Illustrator


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Aug 04, 2015

SUMMARY: Harriet didn't know she had any aunts until her father reveals that she actually has five! Unfortunately, he lost contact with them and has no idea where they could be living. Harriet instantly decides she wants to find these aunts and to have the unfinished family portrait completed. She sets out to find her aunts with a little help from people along the way.

ILLUSTRATIONS: There are very gorgeous and detailed pencil drawings throughout the book that add interest and keep the story moving along.

REVIEW: This is a quirky and very different story from the usual junior novels. The aunts all have very unusual names such as Majolica and they have unusual talents. The aunts adore Harriet and the entire story is very upbeat. There is quite a bit of predictability to this story, but this is expected in this age range of books.


haywardfamily Jan 05, 2012

Good book!


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