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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library J KEP (Text) 33500013235320 New Checked out 08/26/2020
Lake Park LINK Site J KEP (Text) 33500013235312 New Available -
Hallock Public Library j KEP (Text) 35500006275992 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781481491563
  • ISBN: 1481491563
  • ISBN: 9781481491570
  • ISBN: 1481491571
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book."
Summary, etc.:
If eleven-year-old Sara and her brother Hawk can complete a task involving the reclusive author renting out the silo on their farm for the summer, they will receive reward money that will pay for Sara's life-saving surgery.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #2
    *Starred Review* Sara is a wordsmith. Although she's overly tall, has a weak heart, and has poor sight (all due to a condition called Marfan syndrome), she's sensitive to the world around her. She's especially loyal to her brother, Hawk, and his belief that the mysterious Mister renting their parents' renovated silo/guesthouse holds the key to some sort of good fortune. It's a fortune the Scholl family needs because, as Sara notes, Farms are full of losing. Fruit to flies, seeds to breeze, chicks to coons, fences to time, crops to drought. Hard times are compounded when the hay barn burns down after the family gets the news that Sara needs an expensive operation—and soon. Then Hawk learns that an editor is desperately trying to reach the Mister, even offering a reward to deliver a letter to him. Despite their parents' warning about the Mister's privacy, Hawk and Sarah start digging into his identity. As the siblings' snooping puts the Mister in a new light, they journey to New York City to plead his case for artistic freedom as the author of a well-known series awaiting a sequel. Further plot twists lead to an unexpected ending, which readers who love good storytelling and spirited heroines will find satisfying. National Book Award nominee Kephart's latest is ultimately as refreshing as rainfall on a dry field. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #2
    *Starred Review* Sara is a wordsmith. Although she's overly tall, has a weak heart, and has poor sight (all due to a condition called Marfan syndrome), she's sensitive to the world around her. She's especially loyal to her brother, Hawk, and his belief that the mysterious Mister renting their parents' renovated silo/guesthouse holds the key to some sort of good fortune. It's a fortune the Scholl family needs because, as Sara notes, Farms are full of losing. Fruit to flies, seeds to breeze, chicks to coons, fences to time, crops to drought. Hard times are compounded when the hay barn burns down after the family gets the news that Sara needs an expensive operation—and soon. Then Hawk learns that an editor is desperately trying to reach the Mister, even offering a reward to deliver a letter to him. Despite their parents' warning about the Mister's privacy, Hawk and Sarah start digging into his identity. As the siblings' snooping puts the Mister in a new light, they journey to New York City to plead his case for artistic freedom as the author of a well-known series awaiting a sequel. Further plot twists lead to an unexpected ending, which readers who love good storytelling and spirited heroines will find satisfying. National Book Award nominee Kephart's latest is ultimately as refreshing as rainfall on a dry field. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

National Book Award finalist Beth Kephart is the critically acclaimed author of nearly two dozen books for both adults and young readers. Her recent, Wild Blues, was named an ALA Youth Editor&;s Choice. Her other novels&;including Undercover, Small Damages, and One Thing Stolen&;have been also featured on numerous best book lists. She is an award-winning lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania where she teaches creative nonfiction and fiction. She lives in Devon, Pennsylvania.

Subject: Brothers and sisters > Juvenile fiction.
Authors > Fiction.
Marfan syndrome > Fiction.
Heart > Diseases > Fiction.
Family life > Fiction.
Farm life > Fiction.
Brothers and sisters.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.

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