What is moon over manifest about

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what is moon over manifest about

Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

Winner of the 2011 Newbery Award.

The movement of the train rocked me like a lullaby. I closed my eyes to the dusty countryside and imagined the sign I’d seen only in Gideon’s stories: Manifest—A Town with a rich past and a bright future.
 
Abilene Tucker feels abandoned. Her father has put her on a train, sending her off to live with an old friend for the summer while he works a railroad job. Armed only with a few possessions and her list of universals, Abilene jumps off the train in Manifest, Kansas, aiming to learn about the boy her father once was.
Having heard stories about Manifest, Abilene is disappointed to find that it’s just a dried-up, worn-out old town. But her disappointment quickly turns to excitement when she discovers a hidden cigar box full of mementos, including some old letters that mention a spy known as the Rattler. These mysterious letters send Abilene and her new friends, Lettie and Ruthanne, on an honest-to-goodness spy hunt, even though they are warned to “Leave Well Enough Alone.”
Abilene throws all caution aside when she heads down the mysterious Path to Perdition to pay a debt to the reclusive Miss Sadie, a diviner who only tells stories from the past. It seems that Manifest’s history is full of colorful and shadowy characters—and long-held secrets. The more Abilene hears, the more determined she is to learn just what role her father played in that history. And as Manifest’s secrets are laid bare one by one, Abilene begins to weave her own story into the fabric of the town.
 
Powerful in its simplicity and rich in historical detail, Clare Vanderpool’s debut is a gripping story of loss and redemption.


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Clare Vanderpool

Moon Over Manifest

Moon Over Manifest is the story of a girl, who… no, wait, it's actually the story of a boy, who… well, then there's that other part about that other boy… oh, and that one lady's story, too—yikes, whose story is this, anyway? Well, you could say it's the story of Abilene, a year-old girl used to living rough with her dad during the Great Depression. He sends her to stay with an old friend of his, named Shady, in the town of Manifest for the summer. While she's there, she has an awesome time trying to solve an old town mystery with her new friends, Lettie and Ruthanne, looking for traces of a spy: the Rattler. She also spends time doing odd jobs for Miss Sadie, a fortune-teller, and while she works, Miss Sadie tells her a story about the town's past. The weird thing is, you could also say Miss Sadie's story is the main storyline of the book. Ned ends up going off to war, but Jinx, a former con artist, stays and helps the poor miners of Manifest, who are totally being oppressed by the rich mine owners.

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Abilene Tucker feels abandoned. Her father has put her on a train, sending her off to live with an old friend for the summer while he works a railroad job. Armed only with a few possessions and her list of universals, Abilene jumps off the train in Manifest, Kansas, aiming to learn about the boy her father once was. But her disappointment quickly turns to excitement when she discovers a hidden cigar box full of mementos, including some old letters that mention a spy known as the Rattler. Abilene throws all caution aside when she heads down the mysterious Path to Perdition to pay a debt to the reclusive Miss Sadie, a diviner who only tells stories from the past. The more Abilene hears, the more determined she is to learn just what role her father played in that history. Contact these bookstores for a copy of Moon Over Manifest personalized and signed by Clare!

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The book was awarded the Newbery Medal for excellence in children's literature, [1] the Spur Award for best Western juvenile fiction, [2] and was named a Kansas Notable Book. The story follows a young and adventurous girl named Abilene who is sent to Manifest, Kansas by her father in the summer of The main character in the book is Abilene Tucker, a nice, adventurous girl from Her father sent her to a small town called Manifest, Kansas while he worked a railroad job somewhere else. She arrived there to find that it was run-down and greatly affected by the Great Depression.

These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. Abilene Tucker 's father takes a job with the railroad company away from home and sends her to the small town of Manifest, Kansas. In her new settings, Abilene feels isolated; she lives with the local pastor and spends her days exploring his old house. Manifest is a poor, run-down town where people still struggle to put food on the table. Abilene and her friends find a box of letters and souvenirs under the floorboards, and read about someone called "Rattler" which intrigues them because they think Rattler might have been a German spy in They start to investigate, but are scared by a letter that is sent to Abilene telling them to "leave well enough alone.

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