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Author Vanderpool, Clare, author

Title Moon over Manifest / Clare Vanderpool
Edition First edition
Published New York : Delacorte Press, [2010]
New York, New York : Delacorte Press, 2010


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Description viii, 351 pages ; 22 cm
regular print
Summary Overview: 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
Notes "Book design by Vikki Sheatsley"--t.p. verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Interest age level : Ages 9-12
Lexile: 800L
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.3 12.0 140091
Newbery Medal, 2011
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2011
Subject Depressions -- 1929 -- Juvenile fiction.
Family secrets -- Juvenile fiction.
Fathers -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Great Depression, 1929-1941 -- Fiction
Letters -- Juvenile fiction.
Mystery and suspense stories
Secrecy -- Juvenile fiction.
Souvenirs (Keepsakes) -- Juvenile fiction.
Voyages and travels -- Juvenile fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Fiction.
Fathers -- Fiction.
Secrets -- Fiction.
Kansas -- Juvenile fiction.
Kansas -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Novels.
Author Sheatsley, Vikki, book designer
Delacorte Press, publisher
LC no. 2009040042
ISBN 0375896163 (e-book : alk. paper)
0385738838 (hc : alk. paper)
0385907508 (glb : alk. paper)
9780375896163 (e-book : alk. paper)
9780385738835 (hc : alk. paper)
9780385907507 (glb : alk. paper)