Where is Early's father? He's not the kind of father who would disappear. But he's gone and he's left a whole lot of trouble behind.
As danger closes in, Early, her mom, and her brother have to flee their apartment. With nowhere else to go, they are forced to move into a city shelter. Once there, Early starts asking questions and looking for answers. Because her father hasn't disappeared without a trace. There are patterns and rhythms to what's happened, and Early might be the only one who can use them to track him down and make her way out of a very tough place.
With her signature, singular love of language and sense of mystery, Blue Balliett weaves a story that takes readers from the cold, snowy Chicago streets to the darkest corner of the public library, on an unforgettable hunt for deep truths and a reunited family.
Blue Balliett is the author of several bestselling, acclaimed mystery novels, including HOLD FAST, CHASING VERMEER (a Book Sense Book of the Year and an Edgar Award winner), THE WRIGHT 3, THE CALDER GAME, and THE DANGER BOX. She writes in the laundry room of her home in Chicago, Illinois, and you can find her online at www.blueballiettbooks.com.
- ISBN13: 9780545299893
- Format: Paperback Book
- Ages: 8 - 12
- Grades: 3 - 7
Mystery and Suspense
- Pages: 288
- Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
- Manufacturer: Scholastic Inc.
- Weight (lbs): 0.42400
- Dimensions: 0.74000 x 5.30000 x 7.50000
- Guided Reading Level: GR Level Y
- DRA Level: 60
- ACR Level: 5.2
- Language: English