"Precocious Veronica Veetch is too big for her britches. She talks about fancy things like opera and oysters. She knows how to fence, ballroom dance, and tie nautical knots. And she seems to have traveled the glove! When her classmates decide she's too snooty to be their friend, Veronica coaxes them to her house to embark on an around-the-world trip. Their surprise at what they find there just might drop your jaw, too. This charming ode to literature encourages children to look beyond the surface and into the heart."--Provided by publisher.