Moon over Manifest

by Vanderpool, Clare.

Format: Book on MP3 Disc 2011
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Audiovisual Collection j AUDIO DEVICE Vanderpool
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Audio Books j PL VANDERPOOL Clare
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Audiovisual MP3 JF VAN
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While her father Gideon works the railroad, Abilene Tucker is sent to live with a friend. However, Abilene instead decides to make a stop in Manifest, Kansas to learn about her father's childhood. Initially disappointed with Manifest, she soon becomes enthralled when she finds a box full of personal items. Among them is a letter that refers to a spy known as the Rattler. Excited, Abilene and her new friends Lettie and Ruthanne seek out the spy and continue digging into Gideon's past.
Moon Over Manifest,Clare Vanderpools first novel,is set in the fictional small town of Manifest, Kansas, which is based on the real southeastern Kansas town of Frontenac, home of both of her maternal grandparents. Drawing on stories she heard as a child, along with research in town newspapers, yearbooks, and graveyards, Clare found a rich and colorful history for her story. Clare lives in Wichita, Kansas, with her husband and their four children.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* After a life of riding the rails with her father, 12-year-old Abilene can't understand why he has sent her away to stay with Pastor Shady Howard in Manifest, Missouri, a town he left years earlier; but over the summer she pieces together his story. In 1936, Manifest is a town worn down by sadness, drought, and the Depression, but it is more welcoming to newcomers than it was in 1918, when it was a conglomeration of coal-mining immigrants who were kept apart by habit, company practice, and prejudice. Abilene quickly finds friends and uncovers a local mystery. Their summerlong spy hunt reveals deep-seated secrets and helps restore residents' faith in the bright future once promised on the town's sign. Abilene's first-person narrative is intertwined with newspaper columns from 1917 to 1918 and stories told by a diviner, Miss Sadie, while letters home from a soldier fighting in WWI add yet another narrative layer. Vanderpool weaves humor and sorrow into a complex tale involving murders, orphans, bootlegging, and a mother in hiding. With believable dialogue, vocabulary and imagery appropriate to time and place, and well-developed characters, this rich and rewarding first novel is like sucking on a butterscotch. Smooth and sweet. --Isaacs, Kathleen Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Set in 1936, this memorable coming-of-age story follows 12-year-old Abilene Tucker's unusual summer in her father's hometown of Manifest, Kans., while he's away on a railroad job. Having had an itinerant upbringing, Abilene is eager to connect to her father's childhood, a goal that proves difficult. The immigrant town has become rundown, but is populated with well-developed, idiosyncratic characters and has a dynamic past involving the KKK, an influenza scare, and a bootlegging operation. Manifest's history emerges in stories recounted by Miss Sadie (a Hungarian medium) and in news columns written in 1917 by Hattie Mae Harper, "Reporter About Town." With new friends Lettie and Ruthanne, Abilene pieces together the past, coming to understand, as Miss Sadie says, that "maybe what you're looking for is not so much the mark your daddy made on this town, but the mark the town made on your daddy." Witty, bold, and curious, Abilene is as unforgettable as the other residents of Manifest, and the variety of voices allows the town's small mysteries to bloom. Replete with historical details and surprises, Vanderpool's debut delights, while giving insight into family and community. Ages 9-12. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Secrecy -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Fathers -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Secrets -- Fiction.
Fathers -- Fiction.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Fiction.
Kansas -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Kansas -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher [New York] : Solon, Ohio :Listening Library ;2011
Findaway World, LLC,
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Eyre, Justine.
Campbell, Cassandra.
Heyborne, Kirby.
Listening Library.
Findaway World, LLC.
Participants/Performers Read by Justine Eyre, with Cassandra Campbell and Kirby Heyborne.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Title from Playaway label.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback.
Accompanying material may vary.
System Details Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
Description 1 audio media player (8 hr., 30 min.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 1/4 x 2 in.
ISBN 9781617073397
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