Kirwan, Anna. Portraits : Of Flowers and Shadows.

Author:Flint-Ferguson, Janis
Position:Brief Article - Children's Review - Book Review

KIRWAN, Anna. Portraits: of flowers and shadows. Scholastic. 160p. c2005.0-439-71010-3. $9.99. J

Aurelia Sandborn is the young housemaid for the Sinclair family in Boston. She is an orphan, found after the shipwreck of the Aspiration on the famous reef at Norman's Woe. When the cook is sent into retirement by Mrs. Sinclair's lecherous son, Aurelia senses trouble and runs away, becoming the housemaid for the Ellicott family in Townsend, Massachusetts. Through a series of intertwining events, she becomes a model for Winslow Homer's painting, Girl and Laurel. Through that portrait and through her friends in Townsend, Aurelia is reunited with her family, who have been looking for her since the shipwreck Aurelia's story is fictional, but it is set in...

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