Mrs. 'Arris Goes to New York Book Summary and Study Guide

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In her second big adventure, Mrs. Harris the London cleaning lady decides to rescue the 8-year-old boy next door. He is the son of a GI and an English girl who parted, now mistreated by the large English family who took him in. Mrs. Harris hopes to spirit the kid to America and find his rightful father. She takes her fearful, boisterous friend Violet Butterfield, and has many amazing encounters with the French ambassador, a Rolls Royce driver, a hillbilly superstar, and all the men who have the GI's name but are not the boy's father. Not as great as the first book but another charming tale from Gallico.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   orphan story

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Age:    -   60's-90's


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Water?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   London    -   Washington D.C.

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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