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The Resource The Birthday Ball

The Birthday Ball

Label
The Birthday Ball
Title
The Birthday Ball
Statement of responsibility
by Lois Lowry ; illustrated by Jules Feiffer
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Princess Patricia Priscilla is bored with her royal life and the excitement surrounding her sixteenth birthday ball. Doomed to endure courtship by three grotesquely unappealing noblemen, she escapes her fate—for a week. Disguised as a peasant, she attends the village school as the smart new girl, “Pat," and attracts friends and the attention of the handsome schoolmaster. Disgusting suitors, lovable peasants, and the clueless king and queen collide at the ball, where Princess Patricia Priscilla calls the shots. What began as a cure for boredom becomes a chance for Princess Patricia Priscilla to break the rules and marry the man she loves
Summary
Clever, independent, and mightily bored, Princess Patricia Priscilla escapes the preparations for her upcoming 16th birthday bash in this wickedly funny original tale. Donning her chambermaid's simple, rough dress and calling herself "Pat," the princess poses as a peasant girl in order to attend the village school for a week. While the princess learns a lot more than just her lessons in class, her suitors -- all repellent -- prepare for the ball, where unfortunately she'll have to pick one of them to be her husband. -- Description by Ellen Foreman
Tone
Writing style
Character
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351218
Cataloging source
DLC
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  • Lowry, Lois
  • Feiffer, Jules
Index
no index present
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810
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 8
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Feiffer, Jules
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Literature
  • Folklore
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Birthday Ball
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5f29bc95-85e0-461b-ae9e-28959dcc609a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780547488240
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Birthday Ball
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5f29bc95-85e0-461b-ae9e-28959dcc609a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780547488240
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Independence Public LibraryBorrow it
      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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