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One Came Home

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  • Posted March 19, 2013

    This is one mystery set in Wisconsin's history that you don't wa

    This is one mystery set in Wisconsin's history that you don't want to miss. I started it and could not put it down . The main character could be a spunky teenage of the world today even though the setting is 1871. I never thought I would end up loving a book about pigeons, but I did!!! Amy Timberlake is an author I will want to keep on my list of authors to follow. Her writing style welcomes the reader and invites you to stay and read a while.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 27, 2013

    From the very first paragraph, a mystery drives the plot of One

    From the very first paragraph, a mystery drives the plot of One Came Home: is Agatha Burkhardt still alive? Embarking on an adventure to
     prove that she is, her 13-year-old sister, Georgie, ends up facing not only a host of challenges, but also herself. More Caddie Woodlawn
    than Jason Bourne, Georgie is a heroine we can relate to, both strong and vulnerable, smart and questioning. In her quest for the truth
    about her sister, Georgie learns a lot about herself and what she believes.

    Set in Wisconsin in 1871, just a few years after the end of the Civil War and during the great passenger pigeon migration, One Came
    Home is a beautifully written novel that draws one in with interesting historic detail, poetic images, suspense, deep feeling and a good
    dose of humor. Despite the dead body at the beginning, the story never becomes too heavy as Georgie faces the world with wit and grit
    and sheds her fears and burdens along the way. I can highly recommend this book to anyone who likes good story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2013

    A wondeful mystery/adventure story. Exceptional writing. I lov

    A wondeful mystery/adventure story. Exceptional writing. I loved it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2014

    Great

    I loved this book even when i read the reviews and summary.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2014

    Hannah plourde

    Wene your reding one came home you wodet wont to pot it down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2014

    You should read this awesome mystery

    It is a great book youll never want to put it down fir evev on second

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  • Posted October 10, 2014

    I Like It!

    A wonderful blend of mystery, history, and adventure. I have now included it on my list of top ten mysteries for 5th graders to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2014

    Great

    Heart warming you don't want to put it down.

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  • Posted March 28, 2014

    Fast Paced, Interesting, Appealing to Many Ages

    I purchased this book for my kids' school library (K-6) hoping it would appeal to the 4-6 grade children. I tried skimming it first to make sure it would be appropriate for the age level but almost immediately got sucked into the story and found myself staying up late to finish it! It's an action-packed read whose epicenter seems to be the migration of the carrier pigeons (unexpectedly fascinating!) with a very spunky young girl's story swirling around it all. I finished the book and eagerly highlighted it in our school library. It was quickly checked-out and it's received very positive feedback from the 4-6 grade girls although it will also appeal to boys of the same age (counterfitting operations and a tastefully handled murder mystery). I recommend this as an entertaining and educational read for people 4th grade and beyond!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    Anonymous

    I had high hopes when I picked this book up. I'm disapointed that I didn't like it. First off, the characters were stale, under developed, and just plain unlikeable. The plot, which was supposed to be fairly straight forward, (girl goes on a journey to look for her sister), quickly got confused and ended up going down a completely different path than it was originally supposed to, turning into a conflict with counterfitters. There was too much of a focus on the long flashback scenes, which were so frequent that I couldn't remember what had been happening in the present when it finally cut back to the main story. The main conflict in the novel (finding Agatha) was hurriedly resolved at the end of the book in a short, brief way that didn't give it the approprite attention it deserved, but there was a big scene at the end involving the counterfitters. It was like the author got distracted with an idea for another story and started writing it into the middle of this one. Imagine taking the beginning of one story and the middle of another, smashing them together, and then trying to write an ending that connected the conflicts in both books while resolving the events that occured, and you'll have an idea of what this book is like.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2014

    Shaw

    Tell me if its any good for a 12 year old guy, reply to
    SHAW

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2013

    So-so

    So amy visitid our skool sometime last skoolyear, and we had to do some short reports on this book and it wasnt all that great. I mean, it was a big excitement at first knowing she was from wisconsin (where im from), but really the book was kinda boaring.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2013

    Awesome

    It is very good book.

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    Posted June 4, 2014

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    Posted May 25, 2014

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