Behind the Grave of Robert J. McCloud

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When school is canceled because of snow that evolves into freezing rain, Alice and Henry Burton find themselves hopelessly bored at their grandparents' old house in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Things begin to turn around for the siblings when an old deck of playing cards reveals a mysterious and strange riddle. Compelled by curiosity, Alice and Henry venture into the deserted streets on a quest to solve that riddle. What starts as a simple game soon thrusts the children into a perilous world where ...

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Overview

When school is canceled because of snow that evolves into freezing rain, Alice and Henry Burton find themselves hopelessly bored at their grandparents' old house in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Things begin to turn around for the siblings when an old deck of playing cards reveals a mysterious and strange riddle. Compelled by curiosity, Alice and Henry venture into the deserted streets on a quest to solve that riddle. What starts as a simple game soon thrusts the children into a perilous world where nothing is as it seems and their success or failure may mean the difference between life and death.

Mary Gordon Kerr has created a fiction book that weaves together imaginative fantasy and intriguing WWII history in an action-packed adventure story. A hidden map, a historic graveyard, underground tunnels, carrier pigeons, submarines, cyphers and codes, Operation Drumbeat and enemy prisoners of war in South Carolina are all elements readers will encounter in Behind the Grave of Robert J. McCloud.

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Allison Bishop
“Behind the Grave of Robert J. McCloud is a fast-paced fiction book that combines true World War II historical facts with a creative fantasy tale. Not only is it fun to read, it is a great educational tool that gives young readers a compelling reason to want to read, think and learn. Readers of all ages will enjoy this book. I loved it.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780980201048
  • Publisher: High Tide Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/29/2011
  • Pages: 231
  • Age range: 9 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Gordon Kerr is the author of several fantasy/adventure novels written with the involvement of students. Kerr was inspired to write Behind the Grave of Robert J. McCloud after a visit to the International Spy Museum introduced her to some intriguing events and places in what the museum calls “the secret history of history.” Kerr lives with her husband and children in coastal South Carolina. Kerr's other adventure novels are are "The Mystery of the 13th Coin" and "What Lies Beneath the Whirlpool of Time".
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