The Hidden Pearls...Juvenile Fiction
The Hidden Pearls by Virginia Frances Voight, Macrae Smith Co, Philadelphia, 1967
(A condensed version appeared in The American Girl, a magazine published by the Girl Scouts of the USA.)
Once upon a time, well, a few years after the American Revolution, Betsy Prindle, her one year old baby and eight year old son, George were captured by Tomhegan and his Iroquois warriors and carried off to Canada. As Betsy and her baby were perishing along the way she pinned on George the family brooch made of freshwater pearls from Maine.
The Iroquois liked George and let him keep the "medicine" brooch from his mother and allowed him to be purchased by Canadians.
His father, after tracing George's whereabouts, brought him home to Maine. George passed the freshwater pearl brooch on to his wife and now it was given to 15 year old Emily in Boston in 1962 the youngest descendent of the Prindles in Maine.
An intriguing mystery accompanied the brooch. Those weren't the only pearls the Prindle family owned...the rest had been hidden by Betsy Prindle who left no clues to where she hid them.
After Emily's great aunt dies, she leaves the Prindle house and furnishings to Emily provided she will stay the summers in the family home.
But a situation presents a problem to these requirements...and will Emily be able to find the Prindle pearls?
Enjoy this juvenile fiction, The Hidden Pearls, as my 15 year old daughter and I did as we read it before beginning our home school for the day.
You can even learn something about American freshwater pearls...ummmm...now that sounds like fun!
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