Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

Wow.  I just finished reading this year’s Newbery Award Winner and I LOVED it.  Set in Kansas in 1936, the story contains flashbacks to 1918 as 12-year-old Abilene tries to piece together the story of her father’s life.  The reader of this beautifully written novel will learn about some interesting aspects of American history:  the Depression, immigration, Prohibition, orphan trains, the KKK, and World War I.  All of these topics are woven expertly into the story of Abilene’s “summer of discovery”.  This book has humor, sorrow, mystery, and excitement. If you’re up for a challenging but extremely satisfying and unusual story, check out this new addition to the CPS Library.

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3 Comments on “Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool”

  1. Mrs Keane Says:

    I’d like to read Moon Over Manifest, I’ll read fast so the kids can have it!

  2. Livy Says:

    I loved Moon Over Manifest because it was exciting and a little bit confusing. It was very well written and had a lot of emotion.


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