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Moon Over Manifest Library Binding – 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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Enjoyed this book very much. Loved the characters and how they all seemed to watch out for Abilene. They knew her story and wanted to help her find her way. Read morePublished 4 hours ago by Sharon Moncrief
I'm 35 and enjoyed reading Moon Over Manifest over the summer. It is nice reading a story that isn't clouded with "adult" filth. Read morePublished 4 days ago by HokieCrystal
This is a book about a girl that gets sent to live with a family friend in Manifest, KS. She is trying to find anything about her dad in the town history. She listens to Ms. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Leah B.
Great historical fiction book for the preteen covering a bygone era that is very well described. A must read in this genre.Published 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is a good book, it gives positive roll models, it has a good story! My granddaughter who is 11 read this book. So I had to read it too! Read morePublished 16 days ago by Sue Corgey
I have not read this novel in hardcopy. I ordered the audiobook because I like the reader, Jenna Lamia, and I like to listen to audiobooks at bedtime. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
In Kansas in the 1930s a little girl rides the rails to an unusual sort of story. While she is staying with a family friend she starts helping an elderly woman around the house and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mirrani
I have not read this novel in hardcopy. I ordered the audiobook because I like the reader, Jenna Lamia, and I like to listen to audiobooks at bedtime. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Suzanne Bennett