Moon Over Manifest

Clare Vanderpool, Delacorte, $16.99 (368p) ISBN 978-0-385-73883-5
Set in 1936, this memorable coming-of-age story follows 12-year-old Abilene Tucker's unusual summer in her father's hometown of Manifest, Kans., while he's away on a railroad job. Having had an itinerant upbringing, Abilene is eager to connect to her father's childhood, a goal that proves difficult. The immigrant town has become rundown, but is populated with well-developed, idiosyncratic characters and has a dynamic past involving the KKK, an influenza scare, and a bootlegging operation. Manifest's history emerges in stories recounted by Miss Sadie (a Hungarian medium) and in news columns written in 1917 by Hattie Mae Harper, "Reporter About Town." With new friends Lettie and Ruthanne, Abilene pieces together the past, coming to understand, as Miss Sadie says, that "maybe what you're looking for is not so much the mark your daddy made on this town, but the mark the town made on your daddy." Witty, bold, and curious, Abilene is as unforgettable as the other residents of Manifest, and the variety of voices allows the town's small mysteries to bloom. Replete with historical details and surprises, Vanderpool's debut delights, while giving insight into family and community. Ages 9–12. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 09/27/2010
Release date: 10/01/2010
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Book - 8 pages - 978-0-307-96814-2
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Compact Disc - 978-0-307-96816-6
Prebound-Sewn - 351 pages - 978-1-61383-089-5
Paperback - 351 pages - 978-0-375-85829-1
Compact Disc - 978-0-307-94193-0
Pre-Recorded Audio Player - 978-1-61707-339-7
Downloadable Audio - 978-0-307-94196-1
Hardcover - 451 pages - 978-1-4104-3780-8
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Open Ebook - 232 pages - 978-0-375-89616-3
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Prebound-Glued - 351 pages - 978-0-606-23875-5
Open Ebook - 187 pages - 978-1-299-16536-6
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