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Moon Over Manifest

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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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About the Author

Clare Vanderpool grew up reading books in unusual places—in dressing rooms, in the bathroom, while walking down the sidewalk (sometimes into telephone poles), in church, in math class. Moon Over Manifest 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307968142
Author:
Vanderpool, Clare
Publisher:
Listening Library
Author:
Lamia, Jenna
Author:
Heyborne, Kirby
Author:
Campbell, Cassandra
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 20th Century
Edition Description:
Seven CD
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.87 x 5.11 x 1.1 in 0.555 lb
Age Level:
from 9 up to 12

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Children's » General
Children's » Historical Fiction » United States » 20th Century
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Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Friendship

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