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Half-a-Moon Inn
     

Half-a-Moon Inn

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by Paul Fleischman, Kathy Jacobi (Illustrator), Kathryn Jacobi (Illustrator)
 

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Aaron has never left alone before. He is mute, and depends on his mother for everything. But tomorrow Aaron will be twelve years old, old enough to stay home by himself while his mother goes to town. Everything will be fine, as long as he stays close to the house. And if there's trouble, Aaron can write what he needs to say.

Trouble there is aplenty. When

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Aaron has never left alone before. He is mute, and depends on his mother for everything. But tomorrow Aaron will be twelve years old, old enough to stay home by himself while his mother goes to town. Everything will be fine, as long as he stays close to the house. And if there's trouble, Aaron can write what he needs to say.

Trouble there is aplenty. When a terrible blizzard keeps his mother from returning home, Aaron sets out to search for her—but he stumbles upon the mysterious Half-a-Moon Inn, where the crafty Miss Grackle forces him to work for her. How can Aaron stop her from carrying out her devilish schemes—before it's too late?

Editorial Reviews

Kim Minafo
When an unexpected lizzard keeps Aaron's mother away longer than planned, he sets out to find her. What the 12 year old voiceless boy finds instead is great danger, as he becomes the prisoner of Miss Grackle, wicked proprietor of the ramshackle Half-a-Moon Inn. This captivating tale beckons to be read aloud as it keeps kids wide-eyed and on the edges of their seats, begging for more.
Mailbox Bookbag Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064403641
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/1991
Series:
A Trophy Bk.
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
359,195
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.22(d)
Lexile:
1010L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Paul Fleischman grew up in Santa Monica, California in a house with a printing press, a grand piano, a shortwave radio, and his father—children’s author Sid Fleischman. Playing recorder in early music consorts led to his books of verbal duets—I Am Phoenix, Joyful Noise (winner of the 1989 Newbery Medal), and Big Talk. His novels built from monologues include Bull Run, a 16-character account of the Civil War's first battle, and Seedfolks—the chronicle of the first year of a Cleveland community garden. His interest in theater inspired his young adult novels Mind's Eye, Seek, and Breakout, all of which revolve around the spoken word. His historical fiction includes Saturnalia and The Borning Room. He's written nonfiction and picture books as well, including Time Train, Weslandia, and Sidewalk Circus.

Alongside the Newbery Medal, he's won a Newbery Honor Book, the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction, the PEN West Literary Award, the California Young Reader Medal, and most recently was a finalist for the 2003 National Book Award. He makes his home in the village of Aromas, California.

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The Half-A-Moon Inn 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Half a moon Inn is about a mute boy who's mother leaves for craftsbury. She told him never to leave the house but he did anyway and was captured by a mean lady but you would have to read the book for yourself to find out what happens in the end.The book is great for reports or just for a book to read for the fun of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's the best book on the planet you can really get into it! it's so intresting!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is good because it is mysterious and it has adventure.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You should read this book because it is mysterious and full of adventure. It is very exciting. I couldn't stop reading more because it was very suspenseful in the middle of the book. It is a very good book for all ages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My book club read this not too long ago and the everyone thought it was great for those who do not read much and those who want adventure in the books they read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son hates reading and he was late preparing a 4th grade book report. I decided to help him out and we would take turns reading. I think I read more because we were both so captivated. I think it made him appreciate the things he has and it was a riveting story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember doing a book report on this book when I was in 5th grade. Man did it creep me out. The thought of being kidnapped and not being able to speak is terrifying. The evil inn keeper is worst of all. This is a good book for anyone, but is especially geared for younger readers. I give it 4 stars, it was excellent!