Moon Over Manifest

(Newbery Medal Winner)

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Publisher Description

Winner of the 2011 Newbery Award.

The movement of the train rocked me like a lullaby. I closed my eyes to the dusty countryside and imagined the sign I’d seen only in Gideon’s stories: Manifest—A Town with a rich past and a bright future.
 
Abilene Tucker feels abandoned. Her father has put her on a train, sending her off to live with an old friend for the summer while he works a railroad job. Armed only with a few possessions and her list of universals, Abilene jumps off the train in Manifest, Kansas, aiming to learn about the boy her father once was.
Having heard stories about Manifest, Abilene is disappointed to find that it’s just a dried-up, worn-out old town. But her disappointment quickly turns to excitement when she discovers a hidden cigar box full of mementos, including some old letters that mention a spy known as the Rattler. These mysterious letters send Abilene and her new friends, Lettie and Ruthanne, on an honest-to-goodness spy hunt, even though they are warned to “Leave Well Enough Alone.”
Abilene throws all caution aside when she heads down the mysterious Path to Perdition to pay a debt to the reclusive Miss Sadie, a diviner who only tells stories from the past. It seems that Manifest’s history is full of colorful and shadowy characters—and long-held secrets. The more Abilene hears, the more determined she is to learn just what role her father played in that history. And as Manifest’s secrets are laid bare one by one, Abilene begins to weave her own story into the fabric of the town.
 
Powerful in its simplicity and rich in historical detail, Clare Vanderpool’s debut is a gripping story of loss and redemption.

GENRE
Kids
RELEASED
2010
October 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Children's Books
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
11.3
MB

Customer Reviews

reader1011015 ,

Good book

I like this book it is a good story

Q of Sunnyvale ,

Moon over manifest is amazing!!!

I love this book because it has two perspectives, and jinx’s perspective is funny. I also like how there are similar to now and then with the influenza, and COVID. Like how they take it, compared to now. I think it’s very interesting.

elbeebooks ,

one of my very favorites!

moon over manifest is one of my go-to rereads. it’s such a rich story with well thought-out details and interesting characters, but it’s not embellished to an extent that’s overwhelming. at times, it leaves you with a comforting sense of nostalgia and at others, a deep desire to read more and more so you can uncover all of the town’s little mysteries. definitely a must read!

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