Moon Over Manifest

Moon Over Manifest

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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.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2010.
ISBN: 9780385738835
Characteristics: viii, 351 p. ;,22 cm.


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Lovestoread5 Oct 17, 2020

Has a slow start, but gets more interesting and has a happy ending.

Jan 30, 2020

This is my favorite book! it is fictional, but has great info about the past. It almost has the feel of freestyle poetry. This book is a must read for all!

Nov 05, 2019

A wonderful and sweet book! I had so much fun reading--this is definitely a favorite.

YLPLchildrens Jul 25, 2018

Flipping between the Great Depression and WWI, the mystery of Manifest unfolds as two halves of a story slowly intertwine. Fans of historical fiction will hang on each new detail as Abilene Tucker learns about her father’s childhood and helps bring an old town back to life.

May 29, 2018

i loved this book. i got it for Christmas started it a week later and could not put it down. historical fiction at its finest. i just started reading navigating early and so far so good although its not this book

Apr 27, 2018

Even though this is a "young adult" book, it is so well written and full of historical details that it is a sure hit with adults, also. That could explain the large number of people requesting to read it. Hang in there; it is worth the wait.

JCLBeckyC Nov 21, 2017

Leisurely-paced, character-driven, historical middle-grade fiction with a strong sense of place and a large cast of quirky characters. The audiobook is especially good. Readalikes: Because of Winn Dixie, Wolf Hollow, Absolutely Truly, To Kill a Mockingbird.

Loved this book. I like to read the Newbery winners even though I am no longer an elementary teacher. This book would make an excellent movie. The characters, setting, plot, conflict, and resolution are all absorbing and wonderful.

Jun 12, 2014

Taking place in small-town Kansas during the summers of 1918 and 1936, the main character reminds me of Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird. I kept finding myself grinning as I read - a wonderful story!

Ariel2 Mar 09, 2014

A wonderful read for all age groups. At first I didn't find it particularly interesting and pretty well skimmed through until it hooked me. So just had to go back to read it over again! Certainly glad I didn't succumb to my initial impulse to abandon it.

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Jun 12, 2014

"The Lord himself knew the power of a good story. How it can reach out and wrap around a person like a warm blanket."
(p. 206, Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool)


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