Pies & Prejudice

Pies & Prejudice

For Ages: 9 - 12
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Right before the start of freshman year, Emma’s family unexpectedly moves to England. The book club members are stunned—but thanks to videoconferencing, they can still keep the club alive, and they decide to tackle Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice . And when the girls try to bring Emma home by starting a bake sale, it becomes a thriving business: Pies & Prejudice. But when the plan they cook up falls short, they are left wondering if their club will ever all be together again….
  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 384 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416974314 | 
  • September 2010 | 
  • Grades 4 - 7
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Reading Group Guide

A Reading Group Guide to

Pies & Prejudice
Book 4 in The Mother-Daughter Book Club series
by Heather Vogel Frederick

Discussion Questions

1. Do you have a favorite character after reading the first four Mother-Daughter Book Club books? Who are you most like?

2. What did you know about Jane Austen before reading Pies & Prejudice? Are you now interested in reading her work?

3. Have you ever lived outside of the United States? Where would you want to live?

4. With Emma moving away, the girls are worried they won’t be as close. Have you ever had a friend move away? How did you stay in touch?

5. Emma has some trouble with the new girls at her school. Have you ever felt bullied? How did you handle it?

6. While Emma and her family are in England, Simon and Tristan’s family move into the Hawthornes’ house in Concord. How would you feel if your family swapped houses with someone else?

7. Jess tries out for a solo and doesn’t get it. Have you ever tried out for something you really wanted? How did you do?

8. Megan starts a fashion blog. Do you have a blog? Have you ever thought about starting one? If so, what would it be about?

9. Megan stays anonymous when writing her blog Fashionista Jane, and Jane Austen published her novels anonymously. Why do you think Megan decided to do that? W see more

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About the Author

Heather Vogel Frederick
Steve Fredericks

Heather Vogel Frederick

Heather Vogel Frederick is the award-winning author of the Mother-Daughter Book Club series, Absolutely Truly, the Patience Goodspeed books, the Spy Mice series, and Once Upon a Toad. An avid fan of all things maple, Heather and her husband have recently been transplanted from Portland, Oregon, back to New England, close to where Heather grew up. You can learn more about the author and her books at HeatherVogelFrederick.com.

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