The Man in the River

The Man in the River

by James Duffy

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Gr 5-7-- A suspenseful, poignant tale. Twelve-year-old Sandy and ten-year-old Kate had just begun to reestablish a relationship with their father when he drowns mysteriously. He had recently given up drinking, started a new job, taken a renewed interest in his daughters--and taken out a hefty life insurance policy on himself. In this sequel to Missing (Scribners, 1988), Sandy and Kate again enlist the help of retired policewoman Agatha Bates, but the girls play a larger role in the story's solution. Agatha is a feisty old woman who benefits as much from the girls' friendship as they do from her attention. It is refreshing to have characters who are well adjusted, self-reliant, and happy despite their troubled family situation. A nice combination of realism and mystery, The Man in the River will appeal to a wide audience, and most readers will look forward to the trio's next adventure. --Jeanette Larson, Mesquite Public Library, TX

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Edition description:
1st ed
Product dimensions:
5.79(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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