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Moon Over Manifest

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ISBN13: 9780375858291
ISBN10: 0375858296
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Winner of the 2011 Newbery Award.

The movement of the train rocked me like a lullaby. I closed my eyes to the dusty countryside and imagined the sign I’d seen only in Gideon’s stories: Manifest—A Town with a rich past and a bright future.

 

Abilene Tucker feels abandoned. Her father has put her on a train, sending her off to live with an old friend for the summer while he works a railroad job. Armed only with a few possessions and her list of universals, Abilene jumps off the train in Manifest, Kansas, aiming to learn about the boy her father once was.

Having heard stories about Manifest, Abilene is disappointed to find that it’s just a dried-up, worn-out old town. But her disappointment quickly turns to excitement when she discovers a hidden cigar box full of mementos, including some old letters that mention a spy known as the Rattler. These mysterious letters send Abilene and her new friends, Lettie and Ruthanne, on an honest-to-goodness spy hunt, even though they are warned to “Leave Well Enough Alone.”

Abilene throws all caution aside when she heads down the mysterious Path to Perdition to pay a debt to the reclusive Miss Sadie, a diviner who only tells stories from the past. It seems that Manifest’s history is full of colorful and shadowy characters—and long-held secrets. The more Abilene hears, the more determined she is to learn just what role her father played in that history. And as Manifest’s secrets are laid bare one by one, Abilene begins to weave her own story into the fabric of the town.

 

Powerful in its simplicity and rich in historical detail, Clare Vanderpool’s debut is a gripping story of loss and redemption.

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A young girl makes her fractured family whole again with the help of a very special book

When eleven-year-old Ella's mother has to be hospitalized to undergo a dangerous cancer treatment, Ella spends the summer at "Broken Family Camp" with her eccentric grandmother, whom she's never met. The situation is hardly ideal for either of them. Ella is scared her mother may die, but her grandmother seems to care more about her library full of books than she does about her very own granddaughter.

But when a rare and beloved book, Kepler's Dream of the Moon, is stolen from her grandmother's amazing library, Ella and her new friend Rosie make up their minds to find it. Finding the beautiful book her grandmother loves so much could even be the key to healing Ella's broken family.

An affecting and beautifully written story of family, forgiveness and the wonder of the stars, Kepler's Dream is a sparkling and memorable debut.

About the Author

Moon Over Manifest, Clare Vanderpool’s first novel, is set in the fictional small town of Manifest, Kansas, which is based on the real southeastern Kansas town of Frontenac, home of both of her maternal grandparents. Drawing on stories she heard as a child, along with research in town newspapers, yearbooks, and graveyards, Clare found a rich and colorful history for her story. Clare lives in Wichita, Kansas, with her husband and their four children.

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Beverly B, July 27, 2013 (view all comments by Beverly B)
Moon Over Manifest is excellent historical fiction with a slight mystery thrown in. Its pace is as slow as life in the small depression era Kansas town where the story is set. The protagonist, Abilene, is a newcomer to Manifest, and she is desperately trying to discover her absentee father's connection to the town. Her insight comes from the town Gypsy whose stories go back to the days of WWI, the KKK, the flu pandemic and the town bootlegger. All of the adults in the story are flawed, but most are decent and loving. They take care of their own and protect each other and their town from outsiders. The connections between the stories and the protagonist are subtle unless the reader knows some turn of the century and 1930's history - which most YA readers won't, but they will relate to Abilene's need to find her family and discover her roots. They will also enjoy solving the mystery along with Abilene.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375858291
Author:
Vanderpool, Clare
Publisher:
Yearling Books
Author:
Hiaasen, Carl
Author:
Bell, Juliet
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 20th Century
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
historical fiction;newbery;fiction;kansas;mystery;great depression;wwi;immigrants;newbery medal;family;ya;secrets;1930s;prohibition;depression;friendship;fathers;young adult;historical;small town;fathers and daughters;history;juvenile fiction;children s;c
Subject:
historical fiction;newbery;fiction;kansas;mystery;great depression;wwi;immigrants;newbery medal;family;ya;secrets;1930s;prohibition;depression;friendship;fathers;young adult;historical;small town;fathers and daughters;history;juvenile fiction;children s;c
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20111231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.62 x 5.41 x 0.9 in 0.5 lb
Age Level:
from 10

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A young girl makes her fractured family whole again with the help of a very special book

When eleven-year-old Ella's mother has to be hospitalized to undergo a dangerous cancer treatment, Ella spends the summer at "Broken Family Camp" with her eccentric grandmother, whom she's never met. The situation is hardly ideal for either of them. Ella is scared her mother may die, but her grandmother seems to care more about her library full of books than she does about her very own granddaughter.

But when a rare and beloved book, Kepler's Dream of the Moon, is stolen from her grandmother's amazing library, Ella and her new friend Rosie make up their minds to find it. Finding the beautiful book her grandmother loves so much could even be the key to healing Ella's broken family.

An affecting and beautifully written story of family, forgiveness and the wonder of the stars, Kepler's Dream is a sparkling and memorable debut.

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