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Moon Over Manifest Hardcover – October 12, 2010
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Looking for clues to her father's past, Abilene instead stumbles instead on a little tin filled with some keepsakes and letters, piquing her interest in a couple of young men named Ned and Jinx, and a spy called "the Rattler."
And this is where the story comes alive...
Through the recollections of an old Gypsy fortune teller, Abilene learns about the lives of Jinx, Ned, and about the once-lively town of Manifest, Kansas. Vanderpool manages to effortlessly weave in the stories of Manifest in 1918, on the brink of the Great War, with the Depression-era Manifest of 1939. Sometimes, stories with multiple narratives can be frustrating -- just as you start to get into one story, the author switches to the other -- but Vanderpool balances both very well, never sinking to obvious cliff-hangers nor spending too much time in one "place."
However, both places have their elements of excitement and mystery that keep you wanting to read about both. Best of all, both are full of some really great and memorable characters.Read more ›
Although I was born sixteen years after the story begins, I can attest that the description of small towns in Kansas during the depression is completely accurate. The remmants of the mining in Southeast Kansas are there today. An added bonus to this book, was the author's postscript pointing out what was historically accurate and what was fiction.
If the author continues to write for this age group, more power to her. But I think she also has the talent to turn out a novel that will appeal to adults. Let us hope she keeps writing!
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Fantastic book! My daughter is a Seventh Grader and a bit older than the recommended age of "8-12", but I think that older readers might get even more out of the rich... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Britta
I thought that this book was good but I think it would be kind of hard for some kids to follow. It was fun to read from the different times and points of view, but I don't know if... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Taylor Coughlin
Loved everything!!! This book was one of the best books I've ever read. I was looking for a great novel and it worked well for me! ;)Published 17 days ago by Kari Goldstein
It could be shorter then it is, so it got boring half way through!! So I suggest something more like the Narnia books, or the Diary of a Wimpy kid series.Published 1 month ago by Matthew MacLean
i thought it was a heart warming sgory about a intresting gjrl an he point of view on everythinv around her i ghink its an amazing book and i would reccomend it to all agesPublished 1 month ago by Thomas G Brooks
This was an awesome story masterfully crafted. Clare Vanderpool is truly a gifted writer.Published 2 months ago by David Chilcott
I LOVE this book! The characters are real people to me. I feel their joy and their sorrow, their triumph over the visisitudes of life. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kristy Leishman