Colonial madness

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First Aladdin hardcover edition.
A mother-daughter duo take part in a bizarre family challenge in hopes of winning a fortune in this hilarious novel that's Gilmore Girls meets The Westing Game ! Tori Porter is best friends with her mom, and most of the time it's awesome. Not many girls have a mom who'd take them to a graveyard for hide-and-seek or fill the bathtub with ice cream for the world's biggest sundae. But as much as Tori loves having fun, she sometimes wishes her mom would act a little more her age. Like now. Thanks to her mom's poor financial planning, they are in danger of losing their business and their home. But an unusual opportunity arises in the form of a bizarre type of contest put on by an eccentric relative: Whoever can survive two weeks in the Archibald Family's colonial manor will inherit the property. The catch? Contestants have to live as in colonial times: no modern conveniences, no outside help, and daily tests of their abilities to survive challenges of the time period. Tori thinks it's the perfect answer to their debt problems, but she and her mom aren't the only ones interested. The other family members seem to be much more prepared for the two weeks on the manor--and it doesn't help that Mom doesn't seem to be taking the contest seriously. Do they stand a chance?
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Level 4.4, 6 Points
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Grouping Title colonial madness
Grouping Author whittemore jo
Grouping Category book
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display_description Thirteen-year-old Tori Porter and her mother--fun-loving best friends--compete against other relatives in hopes of inheriting a fortune from eccentric Great Aunt Muriel by spending two weeks in a colonial mansion with no modern conveniences, no outside help, and daily tests.
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subject_facet Contests -- Juvenile fiction, Families -- Juvenile fiction, Inheritance and succession -- Juvenile fiction, Mansions -- Juvenile fiction, Mothers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Colonial madness
title_full Colonial madness / Jo Whittemore
title_short Colonial madness
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