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Ages 9-12
Hardcover Books
ISBN 13: 978-0-54-502789-2
640 Pages
Dimensions: 8.4L x 6W x 2.2H inches
Weight (lbs): 2.9
English Language
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Genre: Fantasy, Fiction
Awards: Caldecott Medal Artist


Ben's story takes place in 1977. Rose's story takes place in 1927. Ever since his mother died, Ben feels lost. At home with her father, Rose feels alone. When Ben finds a mysterious clue hidden in his mother's room, and when a tempting opportunity presents itself to Rose, both children risk everything to find what's missing.

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