Moon Over Manifest
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[NOTE: This book is also available in large-print and CD audiobook editions.]
Twelve-year-old Abilene Tucker is the daughter of a drifter who, in the summer of 1936, sends her to stay with an old friend in Manifest, Kansas, where he grew up, and where she hopes to find out some things about his past. Over the summer she pieces together his story. Having heard stories about... Read More »
Twelve-year-old Abilene Tucker is the daughter of a drifter who, in the summer of 1936, sends her on a train ride to stay with an old friend in Manifest, Kansas, where he grew up, and where she hopes to find out secrets about his past.I recommend it for reading aloud to seniors.
Oh, but this is good storytelling. All too unfortunately often, both "award-winning" and "historical fiction" can mean too dry and earnest to be widely appealing. That's not the case here. The characters are mischievous, down to earth, relatable, and fun. And while the book is... Read More »
Historical fiction-but with a mystery twist-great storytelling & fun.
While looking for clues about her father's past, 12-year-old Abilene Tucker finds a mysterious box of old letters sent from the battlefields of WWI along with some mementos-a fishing lure, a doll, a skeleton key-that lea... Read More »
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