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e-Book Downright Dencey (Young Adult Library) download

e-Book Downright Dencey (Young Adult Library) download

by Caroline Dale Snedeker

ISBN: 1883937795
ISBN13: 978-1883937799
Language: English
Publisher: Bethlehem Books (June 1, 2003)
Pages: 274
Category: Literature and Fiction
Subategory: Young Adult

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Series: Young Adult Library. Paperback: 274 pages. Downright Dencey was a Newbery honor book in 1928

Series: Young Adult Library. Publisher: Bethlehem Books (June 1, 2003). Downright Dencey was a Newbery honor book in 1928. One may not always agree with all the Quaker beliefs, but is good to read stories in which people are guided in their lives by a deep faith in God. There are a couple of things in the book that some people may not like.

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Downright Dencey book Thankfully, these words don't recur in the story, and a thoughtful adult might be able use their appearance to begin a discussion of how beliefs about race.

Downright Dencey book. Beautifully-written, and instantly engaging, Caroline Dale Snedeker's story offers a moving examination of issues of faith and community, in a small, enclosed Quaker society. Thankfully, these words don't recur in the story, and a thoughtful adult might be able use their appearance to begin a discussion of how beliefs about race have changed, to explain how such insults would, unfortunately, not have been so uncommon during the time depicted.

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Downright Dencey by Caroline Dale Snedeker is a book of fiction written for young adult audiences. The book won the Newberry Honor Book award, which is a highly prestigious award in the young adult genre. It is considered to be one of the best books for young adults. Its popularity since the publishing date of 1927 proves the book's longevity and quality

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Downright Dencey" tells the story of Dionis (Dencey) Coffyn and Sammie Jetsam. Finally he grows up to be a great young man, and as a young man, he falls in love with Dencey

Downright Dencey" tells the story of Dionis (Dencey) Coffyn and Sammie Jetsam. The story begins when Jetsam is insulting Dencey's family. Dencey gets mad at him and throws a stone at him. The stone cuts his arm and injures him badly. Finally he grows up to be a great young man, and as a young man, he falls in love with Dencey. But will the rest of the town accept him the way Dencey does? This book is for everyone.

Snedeker's first book,The Coward of Thermopylae, appeared for adults in 1911. It gained popularity in 1912 when it was reissued for young adults and re-titled The Spartan. The novel is about an Athenian soldier named Aristodemos, who travels to Sparta and trains to fight in Thermopylae. At first considered a coward, he acquits himself with a noble death. The great response to these novels sparked requests for a children's version.

A friendship slowly grows between Quaker girl Dencey Coffin and Flotsam, a poor orphan boy, after she teaches him to read to make up for having injured him with a stone for making fun of her family.
Comments:
Mr_NiCkNaMe
I'd read Downright Dency in the 6th grade and loved it. Somehow or another, I've kept a memory of it's enjoyment for 60 years and one day decided I'd try to find a copy of it. I'd forgotten what the book was about but remembered that I'd read it over and over again. I so wanted not to be disappointed in that memory and started reading with apprehension. But it was still there: a stubborn, determined young girl caught between her feelings and moral upbringing. And I wanting to be more like her. At one time in my life I attended a Quaker school and enjoyed that aspect of the story, I'm so glad I have it in my library. It's a friend that's found it's way home.

Mojar
clean, cute, entertaining

Haralem
I like the way this book was written. I like the Quaker style of it, and that's why I picked it up. But, before I get into a book,I like to skim through it to see if it's OK- a tactic I've learned from my mom.
First of all, if you hope to learn about the Quaker life from the veiw of a girl, don't read this book. All you'll bump into is a girl who gradually falls into a whimsical romantic relationship with an outcast boy that she taught how to read.
Second of all, this book teaches that if you really have to, go ahead and tell a lie. In truth, there is never a time in life where you really have to tell a lie. Lies are bad with no exception. You can always work around telling a lie.

So overall,this book has a good Quaker vocabulary, but a few poor moral choices.

Gajurus
"Downright Dencey" tells the story of Dionis (Dencey) Coffyn and Sammie Jetsam. The story begins when Jetsam is insulting Dencey's family. Dencey gets mad at him and throws a stone at him. The stone cuts his arm and injures him badly. When Dionis asks for forgiveness, Jetsam says that she must give him her one and only storybook, "Pilgrim's Progress" and teach him to read it. This becomes a problem. Dencey's mother won't let her teach him if she asks for permission, so she must lie to teach him. More than once, Jetsam's care giver, the one and only drunk Injun Jill, tries to capture Dencey and force her away, and more than once, Jetsam stands up to Injun Jill and distracts her, while Dencey safely gets away.
During this time, Jetsam begins to learn to read and learns what respect is. Finally he grows up to be a great young man, and as a young man, he falls in love with Dencey. But will the rest of the town accept him the way Dencey does?
This book is for everyone. It's part love story, part adventure story, part everything-but-the-kitchen-sink. It's no wonder that it was a 1928 Newbery Honor Book! For ages 10-17.

Windforge
It is sometime shortly after the War of 1812, and twelve-year-old Dionis (Dencey) Coffyn lives with her parents, father Tom, who is a whaling ship captain and away for years at a time, mother Lydia, and baby brother Ariel, along with several cousins whose mother had died and whose father is also a sailor, her grandfather Coffyn, and the housekeeper Peggy Runnell, on Nantucket Island, MA, during the days when whaling was the chief occupation. They are all Quakers, except Grandfather Coffyn who is a Congregationalist (Tom became a Quaker to marry Lydia). Among the other residents of the island there is a boy, called Samuel Jetsam, who lives with the drunk half-breed Injun' Jill. She claims him as her son, although most believe that Jetsam was brought to the island by a sailor and then abandoned.

Because of his background, Jetsam is the constant object of scorn and teasing by the children of Nantucket. Even Dencey joins in throwing stones at him, but it's her stone that hits him and cuts a big gash in his shoulder. When she goes to apologize, he says that he won't forgive her unless she gives him her one book that she always carries with her, a copy of Pilgrim's Progress, and teaches him how to read it. However, Injun' Jill doesn't want him to learn how to read because that would make him better than she, so they have to carry out their plans in secret. One snowy winter night Dencey gets lost trying to find Jetsam and almost freezes to death, but Jetsam goes out to save her, although as a result he becomes quite ill and almost dies. Over time, Dencey and Jetsam become fond of each other. Will they be able to overcome the social strictures that keep them apart? What will Injun' Jill do when she finds out about their plans? And how will Dencey react when it comes time for Jetsam to go to sea?

Downright Dencey was a Newbery honor book in 1928. One may not always agree with all the Quaker beliefs, but is good to read stories in which people are guided in their lives by a deep faith in God. There are a couple of things in the book that some people may not like. Jetsam uses a lot of "colorful," euphemistic language--darn, tarnation, doggone, durned, Lordy, etc. He even uses the "d" word once but immediately apologizes. However, after he is converted, he decides that he mustn't say those things any more. Also, Dencey does some lying and stealing, and a few have concluded that the book is saying that those things are all right if one's purpose is good. However, Dencey realizes that her doing these things is wrong and eventually confesses them. The reader will learn a lot about early nineteenth-century New England Quaker life. The author wrote, "In naming the characters of this story I have chosen real Nantucket surnames with fictitious Christian names. All the characters are fictitious, though I have given to one of them a historical Nantucket experience." And some good character traits are exhibited, such as learning how to let go of anger and hate, showing concern for the less fortunate, asking and granting forgiveness, and breaking down social barriers. Dencey's story continues in The Beckoning Road.

Anararius
I would say this book is for ages 12-100, but maybe that's because I am fourteen. Really the age doesn't matter much, just as long as you can read well.
This book was amazing, it wasn't sappy, it was cute, and had a point to it. Almost anyone would like it!
-Sarah
P.S. And if anyone knows what the name of the sequel is, could you PLEASE tell me????

Bludsong
Well written and sweet. The target age is 9-12 but I didn't read it until I was in my mid-teens, but still managed to be caught up in it. It was a little distracting when the author discussed how the parents met, etc., but that part was short and the rest of the story was worth it. Part friendship, part bittersweet falling-in-love, and overall very good. It has a solid place on my bookshelf of favorites.

Lovely and elegant novel for children and adults. First published in 1927, Downright Dencey was written at a time when authors sought to write great literature for children and adults. Excellent historical novel with wonderful characters and setting in Nantucket, just after the War of 1812.

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