The Drackenberg Adventure

The Drackenberg Adventure Who could resist a once in a lifetime invitation to the Grand Duchess of Drackenberg s Diamond Jubilee Celebration Not Vesper Holly Off she goes with her guardian Brinnie and his wife Mary and pl

  • Title: The Drackenberg Adventure
  • Author: Lloyd Alexander
  • ISBN: 9780141304717
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Paperback
  • Who could resist a once in a lifetime invitation to the Grand Duchess of Drackenberg s Diamond Jubilee Celebration Not Vesper Holly Off she goes, with her guardian, Brinnie, and his wife, Mary, and plunges into a plot involving a takeover attempt from neighboring Carpatia.In short order, Vesper finds herself mixed up with Gypsies, a kidnapping, and the discovery of a priWho could resist a once in a lifetime invitation to the Grand Duchess of Drackenberg s Diamond Jubilee Celebration Not Vesper Holly Off she goes, with her guardian, Brinnie, and his wife, Mary, and plunges into a plot involving a takeover attempt from neighboring Carpatia.In short order, Vesper finds herself mixed up with Gypsies, a kidnapping, and the discovery of a priceless Leonardo da Vinci portrait Vesper has her hands full Especially when the despicable Dr Helvitius shows up Will Vesper be able to save the day and Drackenberg

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    • Madeline says:

      "Miss Vesper Holly dislikes weak tea and watercress sandwiches. She avoids those genteel occasions featuring starched white collars and white gloves. However, the slightest hint of something out of the ordinary is enough to gain the dear girl's attention.'When a grand duchess asks you to her diamond jubilee celebration,' said Vesper, 'that's no tea party invitation.'"It certainly isn't. In the third installment of Vesper Holly's adventures (narrated, as always, by her guardian and #1 fan Profess [...]

    • Liz says:

      I love that we got more of Aunt Mary in this book!! She is as great as Vesper and Brinnie.

    • Abby says:

      as always a STUNNING novel.

    • Phoebe Salomon says:

      When wealthy adventurer Vesper Holly and her guardian Professor Brinton Garrett cannot resist accepting an invitation to the diamond jubilee of the Grand Duchess Maria-Sophia of Drackenberg For one of the first times, Aunt Mary, Brinnie’s wife, is accompanying them. It’s only fair, after all, it’s thanks to her connections that they have an invitation at all. In this book, returning villain Dr. Helvitius, is here to rob the tiny country of its newly formed money. On top of that, the evil D [...]

    • Laura Verret says:

      Vesper Holly is on the move again!The Story.Despite the many tumultuous circumstances in which I often find myself afloat, I, Professor Brinton Garrett, am a peace loving man. Why, I love nothing better than to sit at tea with my wife Mary and our ward, Miss Vesper Holly, in our Philadelphia home. But, more often than not, I am to be found dashing around the world at the heels of Vesper, the dear girl, who cannot seem to keep herself out of intrigue.This time her plan seems simple – she has op [...]

    • Heather Culley says:

      Another corking adventure.

    • Joshua Van Dereck says:

      A very reasonable installment in this silly series. The Vesper Holly books feel more like a whimsical retirement project than a genuine fantasy series, but they are fun, whimsical, and consistently comical. In a far more serial fashion than for his grander works (like Prydain or Westmark) Alexander spun out these novels as a series of giddy romps. The villain consistently underestimates the characters, tells them all of his plans, and insists on keeping them alive, and the characters make many c [...]

    • Biblia Fyle says:

      Not my most enjoyable Vesper Holly adventure -mostly as I felt the connection between the Italian Duchess and Vesper was never fully monopolized upon-- but still enjoyable, full of Brinnie's sarcastic humor and Vesper tenacious resolve to save the world, or at least, drqackenbuerg, all while upsetting the nefarious plan of Dr. Helvetius. This book features Mary accompanying them on their journey, which was refreshing, as it seems Mary and brinnie spend far too much time apart where vesper is con [...]

    • CatherineMustread says:

      I found this third book in the Vesper Holly series to be as exciting and full of adventure as the first two, although the suspense did not seem as strong as in the previous two books.  I did like the gypsy connection which reminded me of the adult Lady Julia Grey series by Deanna Raybourn, which is set in roughly the same time period, latter 1800s.

    • Jess says:

      Probably my favorite of the three I've reread so far, and I can pinpoint a direct line between reading the adventures of Vesper Holly (this one in particular) and moving on to Elizabeth Peters Vicky Bliss and Amelia Peabody. Mary is also an excellent addition to the series, and it's the humor that really shines, more than the improbable adventures.

    • Tobinsfavorite says:

      These are very silly. The repetition of foreign language endearments is tedious, but the evil villain is satisfyingly evil and the pride of the Philadelphian heroes is amusing. Plus, you get passages like this:"'Vile being! To attempt our destruction by means of exploding edibles. What could be more reprehensible! To employ a harmless Drackenbergerwurst as an instrument of murder!'"

    • Jenna says:

      This series is like Indiana Jones, girl style. When the heione's parents die, she goes to live with her father's co-partner/gardian. She has many adventures in excotic lands which usually end up in life and death situations.Ratings (out of 10):Plot: 9 little hard to follow if you are younger than 12Characters: 9Writing Style: 9Adventure: 10Originality: 10Total: 49/50 (A)

    • Elevetha says:

      Yet another good Vesper Holly book from Lloyd Alexander. Vesper is an awesome main character. Throughly enjoyable and recommended to all.

    • CatherineMustread says:

      Grades 5+. Vesper Holly and her guardians travel to an obscure European country where their archenemy, Dr. Helvitius, is pursuing a lost art treasure and engineering the country's annexation.

    • Kristi says:

      people never talk about vesper holly anymore but i love to revisit. she's so independent and sassy, and so unflappable. a quick and refreshing set of books.

    • 3anthony says:

      I think that this book is really interesting nut i didn't like the ending.

    • Michaela says:

      This one, by far, had less action. I felt like It was finished so much faster than any of the others. But any book with Vesper as a leading heroine gets at least 4 stars.

    • Julie says:

      Part of my summer reading from the library, I think - the year I was on the huge Lloyd Alexander kick.

    • Don Gubler says:

      Good series.

    • Sora says:

      Love these books. I read them as a kid and now I am re-reading them. A breathe of fresh air.

    • Corbin says:

      Read it the night I stopped sleeping.

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