Moon Over Manifest
ISBN: 0375858296
EAN13: 9780375858291
Language: English
Release Date: Dec 27, 2011
Pages: 384
Dimensions: 1" H x 7.6" L x 5.1" W
Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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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 Read More chevron_right

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   Rural America during WWI and great depression.
I thought the characters were well done ''.
 
5
   Author deserved the Newbury Award
One of the best books I ever read. It made me cry, it made me laugh. I have adored her entire show! I recommend it highly to everyone, starting with my husband.
 
4
   Great book--Newberry Award I believe!
Great book for children. I think it would be better if an adult read it with them so that they would understand some of the historical things that go on. I am an adult, but enjoyed it thoroughly!
 
5
   Great Read!
This book has been loved! I bought it for my daughter to read, but I read it first myself. I thoroughly enjoyed the story, and the way the author weaves the various characters from the past into the lives of characters in the present.
 
5
   Loved this Girl a Great Read for all ages.
This book is well worth reading, I kept thinking that the story was growing up at the same time my mother had to leave the family to find jobs. Again, some interesting historical information gave in a fun read.
 
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   Moon Over Manifest
Although this read covers 20 years from WWI to the Great Depression, it depicts the times as faithfully possible, using what this writer assumes is available material. It is a great read for young and old, as it combines a Nancy DrewHardy Boy plot with a very sophisticated treatise on real America for what it is worth.
 
5
   could relate to the period & charactors
On our return from Florida, my husband and I rented the audio book. We enjoyed the attention to historical information, the development of the charactors, and their interaction. It was really uplifting, just a story. When I ordered home, I received the book for my 6th grade neice.
 
5
   One of the best books I've read recently
One of the best books I have recently read. Can 't recommend it too heavily.
 
5
   My bookclub read this one too and we enjoyed it very much
My book club also enjoyed this one and read it very much. Now I read Navagating Early, which I received in the mail today, but have not yet read, but am looking forward to it.
 
5
   Manifest- both noun and verb
Although this book is written for elementary school children, remember that you're a child at heart and should give this a read. Her journey to long-lasting friendship, family '' education, to the person she will become as an adult-starved along RRtracks, but ends in Manifest. She might be young, but she understands well beyond her years. Almost all the symbolism discussed within it. We engaged in conversations about the well-built characters, the 1930s, WWI, growing up in KS, orphans, and friends. The book is rich in historical nods and literary references.
 
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