Johnson, Maureen. 13 little blue envelopes.

Author:Flint-Ferguson, Janis
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

JOHNSON, Maureen. 13 little blue envelopes. Harper Collins. 336p. c2005. 0-06-054141-5. $15.99. JS

Ginny begins an incredible summer journey with a package of little blue envelopes from her Aunt Peg. Peg ran away from home at age 17 and traveled to a variety of places where she met artists, studied art, lived above a Chinese restaurant and settled in New York City. Then without warning, she ran away again. But what makes this package of letters significant is that Aunt Peg has died. Yet, Ginny gains parental approval and follows the instructions that Peg has laid out for her. She is to make an odyssey and the first stop is London, where she meets Peg's friend, Richard, who works at Harrod's. She also meets Keith, a college boy who has written and produced a play. Following the instructions in each envelope, Ginny's odyssey takes her to Scotland, to Rome, and Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Greece. In each place, she has a small task to perform--support the arts, visit an art gallery, see the countryside, stay at a...

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