Downright Dencey   -     By: Caroline Dale Snedeker
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This homeschool product specifically reflects a Christian worldview. Downright Dencey

Bethlehem Books / 2003 / Paperback

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This treasure of a novel is set on the island of Nantucket just before the War of 1812. Much more than a tale of whaling ships and gentle Quaker eccentricities, it is a tale of friendship--the kind most truly espoused by these 'plain' folk, with all the struggle and complexity one should expect.

Dionis "Dencey" Coffyn is a mystery to her mother, Lydia, whose stern exterior hides a heart that breaks every time her husband Captain Tom goes to sea. Within a context of outward simplicity of living and inward intricacy of relationship, Dencey matures from the little girl who, in unquakerly violence of temper, throws a rock that wounds the town outcast. She becomes a young woman ready to bear her part in life with grace and courage. Downright Dencey is a probing portrayal of the power of love to overcome social barriers and religious strictures. Recommended for ages 12 and up. A 1928 Newbery Honor book.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 268
Vendor: Bethlehem Books
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 1883937795
ISBN-13: 9781883937799
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 12-16

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