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Midnight in Lonesome Hollow: A Kit Mystery (American Girl Mysteries (Quality)) Paperback – March 1, 2007


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  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Grade Level: 3 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 790L (What's this?)
  • Series: American Girl Mysteries (Quality)
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: American Girl (March 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593691602
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593691608
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #401,191 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kit, the Depression-era heroine of the American Girl mystery series, is visiting her aunt in rural Kentucky when Professor Lucy Vanderpool arrives to do research on Appalachian basket weaving. She asks Kit to help her collect information, but it soon becomes clear that someone doesn't want strangers nosing around Lonesome Hollow. At the same time, Kit is worried about her friend Fern. The county has threatened to send her to an orphanage, and Fern's older brother seems to have come up with a sketchy plan to earn money. Ernst does a fine job of showing not only the poverty of Appalachia during the Depression but also the ingenuity of its people. There is also a good deal about Kentucky's mining companies that used and abused their workers. The mystery element is solid, but this works best as an evocation of time and place. The historical backdrop is bolstered by the back matter, which gives more detail in words and photos. Cooper, Ilene
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"This nicely paced mystery integrates historical information from the period into the story line well. This title seamlessly places the well-developed American Girl character in a longer story. ...Older American Girl and mystery fans will enjoy learning more about (one of) their favorite characters." --School Library Journal

"Ernst does a fine job of showing not only the poverty of Appalachia during the Depression but also the ingenuity of its people." --Booklist

More About the Author

Bestselling writer Kathleen Ernst is the award-winning author of 26 mystery, historical fiction, and non-fiction books for adults and young readers. Her latest books include "Heritage of Darkness," the fourth Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mystery for adults from Midnight Ink, and "Traitor In The Shipyard," her seventh Caroline Abbott children's novel from American Girl.

Over the years Kathleen's work has earned numerous honors, including multiple Edgar and Agatha mystery award nominations, and an Emmy for educational programming. To date, readers have purchased over one million printed, electronic, and audio copies of her books.

Kathleen is the author of a nonfiction history book about the American Civil War, "Too Afraid to Cry: Maryland Civilians in the Antietam Campaign," an alternate selection of the History Book Club. It tells the stories of non-combatants who, 150 years ago, found themselves caught up in the bloodiest day in American history.

For ten years Kathleen wrote instructional video scripts for public television; honors for those include an Emmy, Platinum Best of Show Aurora Award, and a Wilbur Schramm Award of Excellence.

Kathleen has a Masters Degree in History Education and Writing from Antioch University, where her self-designed program focused on nontraditional methods of teaching and learning history--with a special emphasis on historical fiction. She spent over a decade as a Curator of Interpretation and Collections with the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Historic Sites Division, which provided great material for her novels.

She lives near Madison, Wisconsin with her husband Scott and Sophie the cat. Some of her greatest pleasures include gardening, learning folk crafts, traveling to research new books, and hearing from readers. To that end, she maintains an extensive website, an author's page on Facebook, and a blog called Sites and Stories on WordPress.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mary on February 7, 2010
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This book is a mystery adventure. The main characters are Kit and Fern which are about ten years old. This story is happening in Kentucky, America in the year 1934. My favorite character is Fern because she is very interesting. She lives with her grandma and her two brothers John and Harlan, since their parents died. Kit went to Kentucky for summer vacation to visit Aunt Millie and her friend for about three weeks. The mystery is who is destroying Kit`s notes and Miss Lucy`s things. Miss Lucy came from Chicago to study baskets, she is also a professor. Kit and Fern are trying to find out who it is. They think it is Harlan. I liked the book because it is very exciting! You should read the book! Why? Because I couldn`t stop reading it!!!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on April 9, 2009
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I have read a few american girl mysteries, and admit that this wasn't my favorate. But that is only because the other ones were slightly more excellent. Yes, this book was excellently written, and had an exciting plot. I learned more abaut the Deppression in this, maybe even more then in the Kit series! And that is a lot. Do give this book a try, there is no way of telling if you'll like the book untill you try it! I thought it was a real page turner, and any young mystery lover should give it a try!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tse1990 on May 12, 2007
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This was a very interesting American Girl Mystery. We have read the entire series (my daughter is just now 7) and she loves them. The story introduces historical facts about life during the Great Depression which were interesting to both of us. All the books in this series include historical information and photos at the end of the book from the time period as well.
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My eight year-old daughter loves this series and can't put the books down. American Girl mysteries are well written and have just the right amount of suspense for their intended age group. I enjoyed the one I read to my six year-old.
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