by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
published by Henry Holt and Company 2015
This is a thrilling Book adventure story- a very quick read which will appeal to 4-8th Graders! Perfect for kids who like to solve puzzles- think Crosswords, Treasure Hunts and Sudoko – rolled up into a mystery involving criminal activity and dusty old book shops in atmospheric modern day San Francisco.
Featuring a fast paced search to find a mysterious, special first edition of an Edgar Allan Poe manuscript- this book will appeal to young readers and their parents- a superb read aloud chapter book- with satisfying and believable family dynamics, including a brother and sister- struggling to cope with their parents transient lifestyle- which has forced them to move home several times- leaving the siblings feeling detached from their community.
This adventurous tale may make you wish to seek out similar books- and develop your appetite for reading: Can I suggest a few others you might enjoy: