My Father's Daughter

My Father's Daughter

by E. L. Konigsburg
     
 

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Poor Little Rich Boy

Winston Carmichael has it all: a big house, servants, vacations in Palm Beach, and a fancy private school. But with overprotective parents and a sense of responsibility for his younger sister, Heidi, Winston sometimes feels more as if he's living in a prison than a dream.

Then one day a woman appears at the front door

Overview

Poor Little Rich Boy

Winston Carmichael has it all: a big house, servants, vacations in Palm Beach, and a fancy private school. But with overprotective parents and a sense of responsibility for his younger sister, Heidi, Winston sometimes feels more as if he's living in a prison than a dream.

Then one day a woman appears at the front door claiming to be Caroline -- Winston's half sister, who was kidnapped and presumed dead long before he and Heidi were born. Is she really Caroline? Is she an imposter? Or is she something far more complicated than either? And does she hold the key that could unlock the door to Winston's prison?

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Original and beautifully crafted."

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

"Perceptive readers who enjoy deliberating over a puzzle will remember the arcane daughter."

Booklist, starred review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442439689
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
05/24/2011
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,139,372
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

E.L. Konigsburg is the only author to have won the Newbery Medal and be runner-up in the same year. In 1968, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler won the Newbery Medal and Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth was named a Newbery Honor Book. Almost thirty years later she won the Newbery Medal once again for The View from Saturday. Among her other acclaimed books are Silent to the Bone, The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place, and The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World.

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