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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

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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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385907507
Publisher:
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Kansas
Author:
Vanderpool, Clare
Subject:
Depressions -- 1929.
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 20th Century
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
Edition Description:
Library binding
Publication Date:
20101012
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.53 x 5.42 x 1.21 in 1.01 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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