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Fosston Public Library J FAN (Text) 33500012246583 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library J FAN (Text) 33500012246591 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 0544582497
  • ISBN: 9780544582491
  • Physical Description: 336 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Boston ; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]

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Summary, etc.: In the 1920s, a ten-year-old newsgirl who aspires to be a reporter at the ChicagoTribune investigates the murder of a gangster.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 January #1
    *Starred Review* On the frigid street corners of 1920s Chicago, 10-year-old Isabel Feeney hawks Tribunes to help pay the rent. But she doesn't want to just sell papers—one day she wants to write for them, like her idol, Maude Collier. Isabel gets the chance to prove her mettle when one of her best customers, Miss Giddings, is accused of murdering her gangster boyfriend. Convinced her friend is innocent, Isabel begins her own investigation, which draws her into Chicago's seamier side and into the path of Maude herself, who takes the enterprising girl under her wing. Fantaskey does an excellent job of conveying the flavor of the time period, drawing attention to the public's fascination with murderers, bootleggers, and gangsters—in particular, the misplaced glamor associated with the women on Murderess' Row. Isabel's innocence and intelligence combine to form a complex character full of moxie. Her relationship with Maude is especially well drawn, as Maude treats Isabel's determination to be a female crime reporter—not a recipe writer, like most women—with respect. The investigation and murder trial are laced with intrigue and excitement, and the pages will fly as readers hurry to see if the scrappy newsgirl can get the scoop that will save Miss Giddings from the noose. Showing surprising depth, this historical mystery will score big with young gumshoes and aspiring journalists. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Illinois Chicago
Reporters and reporting
Chicago (Ill.) History 20th century Juvenile fiction
Gangsters Juvenile fiction
Newspapers Juvenile fiction
Reporters and reporting Juvenile fiction
Genre: Juvenile works.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
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