St. Charles City-County Library District Catalog
  cart (0)  
  empty cart




  your account

   catalog searching

     pointer new search
     pointer modify search
     pointer search results

     pointer author
     pointer subject
     pointer title
     pointer title & author
     pointer subject keyword
     pointer title keyword
     pointer isbn
     pointer series title

  branch help
  call number help
Prada and prejudice /

Prada and prejudice /
Book
Hubbard, Amanda.
Copies: 2; Reserves: 0

Donning a pair of designer high heels she intends to wear on a class trip to London, Callie ends up falling down, smacking her head, and waking up in the year 1815 where she is befriended by a young girl named Emily and meets her handsome cousin, a dashing duke named Alex. Original.
Add to Cart  Place Reserve    
 copies


Call NumberBranchStatusVolume
YA F Hubbard Amanda MK Due Sep 3 2014
YA F Hubbard Amanda SP In at SP (Spencer Road)


 catalog record


Control No. 637875
LCCN 2008039671
ISBN 9781595142603
ISBN 1595142606
Author Hubbard Amanda
Title Prada and prejudice / -- by Amanda Hubbard.
Publisher Information New York : -- Razorbill, -- 2009.
Physical Description 238 p. ; -- 21 cm.
Summary During a school trip to England, fifteen-year-old Callie buys a pair of Prada shoes in an effort to impress the popular girls, a scheme that backfires and sends Callie back to 1815.
Subject Time travel Fiction
Subject Self confidence Fiction
Subject England Social life and customs 19th century Fiction
Subject - Local Young adult literature
Electronic Location Publisher description -- http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0906/2008039671-d.html




 annotations (3)


Annotation 1 Donning a pair of designer high heels she intends to wear on a class trip to London, Callie ends up falling down, smacking her head, and waking up in the year 1815 where she is befriended by a young girl named Emily and meets her handsome cousin, a dashing duke named Alex. Original.

Annotation 2 During a school trip to England, fifteen-year-old Callie buys a pair of Prada shoes in an effort to impress the popular girls, a scheme that backfires and sends Callie back to 1815.

Annotation 3
To impress the popular girls on a high school trip to London, klutzy Callie buys real Prada heels. But trying them on, she trips?conks her head?and wakes up in the year 1815!

There Callie meets Emily, who takes her in, mistaking her for a long-lost friend. As she spends time with Emily?s family, Callie warms to them?particularly to Emily?s cousin Alex, a hottie and a duke, if a tad arrogant.

But can Callie save Emily from a dire engagement, and win Alex?s heart, before her time in the past is up?

More Cabot than Ibbotson, Prada and Prejudice is a high-concept romantic comedy about finding friendship and love in the past in order to have happiness in the present.

(less)

 reviews (3)


Booklist Reviews 2009 May #2
"Those who have seen the television series Lost in Austen, about a young woman who walks through a door and finds herself in the midst of Pride and Prejudice, will feel on familiar territory. Here it is 15-year-old Callie, on a visit to London, who trips on her Prada pumps and wakes up in 1815 England. Although there are no Bennetts about, there's dear Emily, who assumes Callie is an American cousin, and the young Duke of Harksbury, with whom Callie immediately crosses swords—verbally, of course. Naturally, with speech, activities, and conventions being so different, much hilarity ensues in a story that's something of a comedy of errors. But there are also secrets to be unwound as Callie tries to save Emily from what could be a loveless marriage, and romance to be had in the comely form of the duke. Why (and how) Callie goes back in time is never satisfyingly explained; still, if you don't look too closely, there is fun to be had here." Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2009 June #5

Readers don't need to be Jane Austen fans to appreciate Hubbard's debut, a time-bending tale with some Pride and Prejudice elements. Awkward, plain-Jane teenager Callie is on a school trip abroad when she spies a pair of "totally classic" Prada shoes in a shop window and buys them on impulse, hoping to impress more popular girls on the trip. Unfortunately, moments after trying the shoes on, she trips, falls and blacks out. The next thing Callie knows, she is in 19th-century England, where she is mistaken for a duke's childhood friend arriving for an extended visit. With nowhere else to go, Callie stays at the duke's castle, and during the next four weeks, she becomes good friends with the duke's cousin, develops a love/hate relationship with the duke and shocks nearly everyone in the castle with her feminist ideology and numerous faux pas ("You could have heard a pin drop when I asked if they had ketchup," she says). Part comedy of manners, part romantic fantasy, this fast-reading, playful novel takes the idea of feeling out of place to a hilarious extreme. Ages 12–up. (June)

[Page 130]. Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

SLJ Reviews 2009 July

Gr 7-10–Fifteen-year-old Callie's class trip to England is, like most things in her life, remarkably unremarkable. Ever since she was overheard making a derogatory remark about cheerleaders by one of the most popular girls in school, Callie has been permanently on the "D list." To her misery and embarrassment, she has been ditched by her class-trip "buddy," leaving her stranded at their London hotel. A scheme to join fellow classmates on a surreptitious trip to a hot club leads to her tripping spectacularly over her new Prada heels. Upon waking from her blackout, Callie discovers that she has been transported to Regency England and is now the long-lost American friend of Emily, a well-to-do teenager. True to her character, she makes a series of faux pas with the titled gentry, earning her the disapproval of a matriarch and a dashing 19-year-old duke. Although her adjustment to an 1815 lifestyle is rough, she begins to appreciate her friendship with Emily and her surprising budding romance with the duke. Callie's perpetual awkwardness, chronic foot-in-mouth syndrome, spiritedness, and openness make her genuinely likable. Endearingly funny episodes involving a "Heart and Soul" pianoforte duet and a CPR rescue in front of an astonished crowd are contrasted with Callie's determination to rescue Emily from an engagement to a suitor 30 years her senior. Although some aspects of the book and character traits are stock and predictable, this is a fun and charming read, sure to be popular with fans of humor and romance.–Jennifer Schultz, Fauquier County Public Library, Warrenton, VA

[Page 85]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

(less)

 author biography


Mandy Hubbard grew up on a dairy farm outside Seattle, and didn't wear high heels until homecoming. A cowgirl at heart, she rides horses and fourwheelers. She lives in Tacoma, Washington.



St. Charles City-County Library District
St. Charles County, Missouri
LISTEN Logo