When Adele walks her little brother Simon home from school he loses one more thing at every stop: his drawing of a cat at the grocer's shop, his books at the park, his crayons at the art museum, and more. When Simon's older sister, Adele, picks him up from school, he has his hat and gloves and scarf and sweater, his coat and knapsack and books and crayons, and a drawing of a cat he made that morning. Adele makes Simon promise to try not to lose anything....
"A biography of Sophie Germain, who grew up during the French Revolution and followed her dream of studying mathematics, becoming the first woman to win a grand prize from the Royal Academy of Sciences and changing the world with her discoveries"--
When Adèle and Simon visit their Aunt Cécile in New York City, she takes them on a train trip around the United States, but from Boston to San Francisco to Washington, D.C., Simon keeps losing his belongings, despite his sister's reminders. Includes facts about the places they visit.
"When Adèle and Simon take a tour of China in 1905, Simon misplaces his belongings, one by one . . . but they all show up later, revealing their hiding places in Adèle's souvenir photographs of the trip"--
When her father dies leaving her penniless, Sara Crewe, a once privileged pupil at Miss Minchin's London boarding school, endures many hardships and cruel treatment until she is helped by a mysterious benefactor.