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Finding Fortune Kindle Edition
From School Library Journal
About the Author
- ASIN : B00WDXUBYM
- Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (November 10, 2015)
- Publication date : November 10, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 1261 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 287 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,476,474 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Wanted Finding Fortune and got Finding Serendipity.
What do I do now? I want my original choice.
I purchased it because I know the author Delia Ray.
Please do something
Hildy has opened up the old school as a boarding house and is busy searching it for a hidden treasure. She is also turning it into a button museum to let others know about the history of the town which was one a center for making shell buttons.
Ren makes friends with a lonely young boy named Hugh and together they explore the school to try to find the hidden treasure. They are sometimes helped by Hildy's grandson Tucker after Hugh and Tucker finally become friends.
The story gave an interesting history of a little known industry and was also a good story about learning to accept changes. I enjoyed getting to know Ren and learning more about shell buttons.
Finding Fortune is a gem of a book. Young and old will cheer for the adventurous Ren. Iowa-history buffs will enjoy the glimpse into the heyday of button making. And mystery lovers will enjoy the treasure hunt.
A clever book with a cast of lovable misfits, this book should be on school and summer reading lists everywhere.
As summer progresses, Ren meets other inhabitants of Fortune: Mayor Joy and his mule Wayne, eight-year-old Hugh and his mother Mine, handyman Garrett, soap making sisters Clarissa and Colette and their Bengal cats. When Ren learns of a hidden treasure that could save Hildy's museum, she and Hugh team up to find it. With the help of Hildy's grandson Tucker, the race is on to find the treasure in time to save Hildy from bankruptcy.
Main character Ren is caring and determined to keep her family together. She protects Hugh from bullying, helps his cooking-challenged mom, and works hard to save Hildy's dream. This novel uses an array of fascinating characters and an intriguing mystery to introduce middle school kids to a forgotten part of Iowa's history. In the early 1900s, button-making was a thriving industry along the Mississippi River. Freshwater mussel shells were the source of mother-of-pearl buttons and, occasionally, something much more valuable.
A great story for schools, libraries, family read alouds, and kids who love mysteries.
She discovers that she can't force others, even her parents, into relationships, but she can embrace those around her and create a tribe to support her through anything.