Massachusetts

Abbreviation: 
MA
Penelope Ellen
Lively, copper-curled Penelope Ellen Purvis has bravely but sadly waved goodbye to her beloved father and mother. Captain Purvis of the sailing ship Mercator has taken his wife on board with him and they will be gone a whole year. Penny is to stay in the New England town of Newburyport, where she...Read more
Tabitha Mary
A terrifying prospect lies on the horizon of a small orphan girl named Tabitha. Having been well-taught by two older Quaker ladies to be useful— and thrifty and sober and self-denying—Tabitha Mary is about to be taken in by a distant cousin and his wife notorious for their miserly ways. Happily, Mr...Read more
This treasure of a novel is set on the island of Nantucket just before the War of 1812. Much more than a tale of whaling ships and gentle Quaker eccentricities, it is a tale of friendship-the kind most truly espoused by these 'plain' folk, with all the struggle and complexity one should expect...Read more