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The Red Necklace: A Story of the French Revolution by Sally Gardner

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The Red Necklace: A Story of the French Revolution by Sally Gardner
In the late eighteenth-century, Sido, the twelve-year-old daughter of a self-indulgent marquis, and Yann, a fourteen-year-old Gypsy orphan raised to perform in a magic show, face a common enemy at the start of the French Revolution. (catalog summary)

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