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Closed for the Season

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ISBN13: 9780547084510
ISBN10: 054708451x
Condition: Standard
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Awards

2010 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Book

Staff Pick

Three years ago, Myrtle Donaldson, a bookkeeper, was accused of embezzlement. She was later found murdered in her own home. The crime was never solved. Thirteen-year-old Logan Forbes is convinced that Myrtle was innocent of the crime and is bound and determined to prove her innocence. Awarded the 2010 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Fiction, Closed for the Season is a fast-paced and fairly suspenseful read, and is especially recommended for readers in grades five through eight.
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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A contemporary thriller by the bestselling author of The Old Willis Place.

Two 13-year-old boys, Arthur and Logan, set out to solve the mystery of a murder that took place some years ago in the old house Logan's family has just moved into. The boys' quest takes them to the highest and lowest levels of society in their small Maryland town, and eventually to a derelict amusement park that is supposedly closed for the season.

Review:

"As always, the author is brilliant at establishing tone — eerie, creepy and surreal. The 'cold case' mystery, the over-the-top fun of the Magic Forest scenes and the even darker mysteries of friendship and school life will make this a sure hit." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"This eerie, atmospheric story is as much about friendship and fitting in (or not) as it is about murder." The Hornbook

Review:

"This is an enjoyable mystery with just the right amount of frightening and dangerous elements to entice readers. Logan is a sympathetic character..." School Library Journal

Review:

"[A] wonderful, fast-paced tale for adventure and mystery fans..." VOYA

About the Author

Mary Downing Hahn, a former children's librarian, is the award-winning author of many popular ghost stories, including Deep and Dark and Dangerous and The Old Willis Place. An avid reader, traveler, and all-around arts lover, Ms. Hahn lives in Columbia, Maryland, with her two cats, Oscar and Rufus.

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LuKay, August 5, 2010 (view all comments by LuKay)
This is a great read for a hot summer's day. It's about the development of friendship and trust, and finding adventure in a new place. A mature student who has just finished the fourth grade should love this book, if they have already developed a taste for mysteries. And most adventurous readers fifth grade and above, will pick up this book and not be able to put it down. Who can resist a spooky closed amusement park? I'm glad I read this book outside in the sun!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780547084510
Author:
Hahn, Mary Downing
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Mystery and detective stories
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Virginia
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Mysteries / Detective
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100906
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 0.79 lb
Age Level:
from 10 up to 14

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Product details 192 pages Clarion Books - English 9780547084510 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Three years ago, Myrtle Donaldson, a bookkeeper, was accused of embezzlement. She was later found murdered in her own home. The crime was never solved. Thirteen-year-old Logan Forbes is convinced that Myrtle was innocent of the crime and is bound and determined to prove her innocence. Awarded the 2010 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Fiction, Closed for the Season is a fast-paced and fairly suspenseful read, and is especially recommended for readers in grades five through eight.

"Review" by , "As always, the author is brilliant at establishing tone — eerie, creepy and surreal. The 'cold case' mystery, the over-the-top fun of the Magic Forest scenes and the even darker mysteries of friendship and school life will make this a sure hit."
"Review" by , "This eerie, atmospheric story is as much about friendship and fitting in (or not) as it is about murder."
"Review" by , "This is an enjoyable mystery with just the right amount of frightening and dangerous elements to entice readers. Logan is a sympathetic character..."
"Review" by , "[A] wonderful, fast-paced tale for adventure and mystery fans..."
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