The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World

The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World

by E. L. Konigsburg
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The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World by E. L. Konigsburg

"ninety percent of who you are is invisible."

Amedeo Kaplan seems just like any other new kid who has moved into the town of St. Malo, Florida, a navy town where new faces are the norm. But Amedeo has a secret, a dream: More than anything in the world, he wants to discover something -- a place, a process, even a fossil -- some treasure that no one realizes is there until he finds it. And he would also like to discover a true friend to share these things with.

William Wilcox seems like an unlikely candidate for friendship: an aloof boy who is all edges and who owns silence the way other people own words. When Amedeo and William find themselves working together on a house sale for Amedeo's eccentric neighbor, Mrs. Zender, Amedeo has an inkling that both his wishes may come true. For Mrs. Zender's mansion is crammed with memorabilia of her long life, and there is a story to go with every piece. Soon the boys find themselves caught up in one particular story -- a story that links a sketch, a young boy's life, an old man's reminiscence, and a painful secret dating back to the outrages of Nazi Germany. It's a story that will take them to the edge of what they know about heroism and the mystery of the human heart.

Two-time Newbery winner E. L. Konigsburg spins a magnificent tale of art, discovery, friendship, history, and truth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439106877
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 05/11/2010
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 367,854
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

E.L. Konigsburg is the only author to have won the Newbery Medal and a Newbery Honor 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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Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this bok is the best! i have to read theis book for my book club for language arts in school and it is soo good. we were studying characters and i did wiliam. he is amazing. i definatly recommend this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
had bad english couldlnt under stand the book its still a great book i recommend it thank for listing to me enjoy the rest of your shopping.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story, Well told -- lots of good teaching material
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Guest More than 1 year ago
It was an unusual mystery. I thought many parts were wordy and too descriptive. This is only the second book that I've read from this author. Silent to the Bone was more interesting.