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The Book of Story Beginnings

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The Book of Story Beginnings

author: Kristin Kladstrup

Oscar Martin was fourteen when he mysteriously disappeared from his Iowa farmhouse in 1914. His sister claimed Oscar had rowed out to sea – but how was that possible? Nearly a century later, when Lucy Martin moves with her parents to that same Iowa farmhouse, she discovers the strange and dangerous Book of Story Beginnings, and soon Oscar himself reappears in a bizarre turn of events that sends the two distant relatives on a perilous journey. From a first-time author comes an intricate, spellbinding fantasy that lures you in and won’t let go.

"Offers mystery, adventure, and fantasy, as well as reflections on family, time travel, and stories. . . . Many readers will find something here to their liking." – Booklist
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$7.99 / $9.00
076366409X /  9780763664091
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Middle-grade Novel / EBook
age range:
10 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
368 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 5 and up
Action & Adventure; Readers; Fantasy & Magic; Books & Libraries; Science Fiction;
author’s comments:
Kristin Kladstrup is the author of the middle-grade novel The Book of Story Beginnings as well as the picture book The Gingerbread Pirates, illustrated by Matt Tavares. She lives near Boston, Massachusetts.
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