13 Hangmenby Art Corriveau
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“Some people won’t believe any of this story. You might be one of them. But every single word is true. Tony DiMarco does catch a murderer, solve a mystery, and find a treasure—all in the first few days after he moves, unexpectedly, to 13 Hangmen’s Court in Boston. The fact that he also turns thirteen at the same time is not a coincidence.”
So begins the story of Tony and his friends—five 13-year-old boys, all of whom are living in the same house in the same attic bedroom but at different times in history! None are ghosts, all are flesh and blood, and somehow all have come together in the attic room, visible only to one another. And all are somehow linked to a murder, a mystery, and a treasure.
Praise for 13 Hangmen"Fascinating tale. Ghostly fun in old Boston."--Kirkus Reviews
"The book’s design nicely differentiates Tony’s story, set in 2009, from the past narratives. Recommend this engaging historical mystery to readers who devoured Dan Gutman’s Baseball Card Adventures series and are ready for a longer, more complex adventure."
"Corriveau merrily ransacks historical episodes and figures (e.g., the Great Molasses Flood, the Underground Railroad, Boston mayor John F. “Honey Fitz” Fitzgerald) and spins, twists, and manipulates their stories to advance the DiMarco family mystery. The result is a novel that agilely balances humor and tension."
--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"This is an exceptionally good story, with a wry, humorous tone that has particular boy appeal. It covers baseball, history, sibling rivalry, girls, and mystery, and folds in the space-time continuum."
--School Library Journal
- Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
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- Barnes & Noble
- NOOK Book
- File size:
- 3 MB
- Age Range:
- 8 - 12 Years
Meet the Author
Art Corriveau holds an MFA in writing from the University of Michigan. His writing has received great reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus, and many others. Booklist praised How I, Nicky Flynn, Finally Get a Life (and a Dog), his first middle-grade novel, for its “vividly drawn” characters. He lives in Vermont.
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This book is so much fun. Everyone should read it, age doesn’t matter. There’s something in it for all ages and it makes you want to learn more about history. Corriveau does something brilliant with this book, he separates Tony’s story from the stories of the other boys who inhabited that room. You learn about each of them in their own time, which makes the connection between the reader and the characters even stronger. This story makes you think about all the little incidents in history that led to the big events we learn about in school. It makes you want to discover things, research, learn something. This is a great book for anyone interested in US history.
I loved everything about this book it was awesome