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The Resource Moon Over Manifest

Moon Over Manifest

Label
Moon Over Manifest
Title
Moon Over Manifest
Statement of responsibility
Clare Vanderpool
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Language
eng
Summary
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.From the Hardcover edition
Summary
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
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Award
  • Newbery Medal, 2011.
  • Spur Award for Juvenile Fiction, 2011.
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2011
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800
Literary form
fiction
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  • 5
  • 8
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Target audience
juvenile
Label
Moon Over Manifest
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780375896163
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Specific material designation
optical disk
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Moon Over Manifest
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:51378723-f579-4aa5-804c-934df405f13f
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9780375896163
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