January 1, 2011
January 1, 2011
Felicity's glamorous parents have a secret. When they leave her with distant relatives in Maine, Felicity hopes they won't leave her long. Her new Uncle Gideon hides things. Her Aunt Miami is star-crossed. And Derek, a kid her age, refuses to leave his room.
But Felicity needs Derek's help. Gideon is getting coded letters from Felicity's parents, and she's sure they're in trouble. Can Felicity crack the code, heal the family and save her parents, all while surviving her first crush? It's a tall order, but - like THE SECRET GARDEN'S Mary Lennox before her - Felicity's up for the challenge.
Set during WWII, this gripping middle grade historical mystery involves a lonely British girl named Felicity and an ill boy named Derek getting to the bottom of an intriguing family secret. Sent to live far from home in Maine with her silent uncle Gideon and theater-loving aunt Miami for the duration of the war, Felicity misses her parents and wonders what they are up to. Letters seem to be arriving from her father to her uncle, but they make no sense. With the help of Derek, who is bed-bound by polio, Felicity slowly begins to uncover the truth and find out what her family is hiding.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Family / General, Mysteries + Detective Stories, Love + Romance
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction
- Subgenre: Mysteries + Detective Stories, General, Family / General, Love + Romance
- Age: 9-12 years
- Language: English
- Author: Phoebe Stone
- Online Item #: 13260724
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-60-8378
- ISBN: 9780545215114
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported