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Moon Over Manifest (2010)

by Clare Vanderpool

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Twelve-year-old Abilene Tucker is the daughter of a drifter who, in the summer of 1936, sends her to stay with an old friend in Manifest, Kansas, where he grew up, and where she hopes to find out some things about his past.
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This historical novel features 12-year-old Abilene Tucker, who is staying with a friend of her father’s in a small Kansas town, in 1936. Abilene sets out to learn about the boy her father once was.
  NCSS | Jul 23, 2021 |
After the navy declares Jay’s father Missing in Action, Jay and his mother moveto her hometown in Utah near a prison camp for Japanese Americans. Jay struggles with his own prejudicial views even as he is teased for his 1⁄4 Navajo heritage.
  NCSS | Jul 23, 2021 |
Felt a bit overlong and I had a difficult time keeping track of all the different characters, but the sense of time and place is terrific. Liked how it all tied together in the end without being too cheesy. The reader for the audio is pretty good. ( )
  LibroLindsay | Jun 18, 2021 |
This book was really good! Read it for book club and i loved it! ( )
  AlizarinCrimson | Jan 7, 2021 |
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To Mother and Daddy,
for loving a good story, and a good laugh,
and for giving me a good life
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The movement of the train rocked me like a lullaby.
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Twelve-year-old Abilene Tucker is the daughter of a drifter who, in the summer of 1936, sends her to stay with an old friend in Manifest, Kansas, where he grew up, and where she hopes to find out some things about his past.

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