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Long ago in a land by the sea, 12-year-old Aaron lives with his mother in the wooded countryside. Because the boy is mute, he depends on his mother completely. But when a sudden blizzard strands his mother in a distant town, Aaron finds himself alone for the first time in his life. Setting out in the snow to look for his mother, the boy embarks on a perilous, silent journey that will carry him to the eerie Half-A-Moon Inn. There, held captive by the sharp-eyed Miss Grackle, Aaron will discover her wicked ...

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Overview

Long ago in a land by the sea, 12-year-old Aaron lives with his mother in the wooded countryside. Because the boy is mute, he depends on his mother completely. But when a sudden blizzard strands his mother in a distant town, Aaron finds himself alone for the first time in his life. Setting out in the snow to look for his mother, the boy embarks on a perilous, silent journey that will carry him to the eerie Half-A-Moon Inn. There, held captive by the sharp-eyed Miss Grackle, Aaron will discover her wicked powers—ones that Aaron must destroy if he is ever to see his mother again. Paul Fleischman, an award-winning author of children’s books, writes stories that capture the attention of even the most reluctant readers. Throughout Aaron’s exciting adventure, The Half-A-Moon Inn fills with the sights and sounds of a magical, medieval world.

A mute boy is held captive by the strange proprietress of an inn.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780788720666
  • Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/7/2002
  • Format: Other
  • Edition description: Unabridged Audio
  • 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2006

    Half-a-Moon Inn

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2006

    AMAZING!

    It's the best book on the planet you can really get into it! it's so intresting!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2006

    Half-a-Moon Inn

    It is good because it is mysterious and it has adventure.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2006

    Half-a-Moon Inn

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2003

    Great Short, Simple, and To-the-Point Book

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2002

    Want a story your 4th or 5th grade boy will enjoy - this is it!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2001

    I read this when I was a 5th grade and it scared the hell outa me!

    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!

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