Callender Papers

Callender Papers


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Think carefully...
That's the advice Jean Wainwright always gets from her beloved Aunt Constance, Jean's guardian and headmistress at the boarding school where she lives. It's advice that proves valuable when Jean finds herself spending the summer far from home, sorting out family papers for the reclusive Mr. Thiel, a trustee of Aunt Constance's school and the widower of her childhood friend Irene Callender.
At Mr. Thiel's isolated country estate, Jean is surrounded by bewildering questions from the past. Why is there such hatred between Mr. Thiel and his late wife's brother? Was her death an accident? And what happened to their child, who disappeared after Irene Thiel's death? Do the answers lie in the Callender papers? And will searching for the answers put Jean's own life in jeopardy?

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ISBN-13: 9780689832833
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 03/01/2000
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 773,182
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Cynthia Voigt won the Newbery Medal for Dicey’s Song, the Newbery Honor Award for A Solitary Blue, and the National Book Award Honor for Homecoming, all part of the beloved Tillerman cycle. She is also the author of many other celebrated books for middle grade and teen readers, including Izzy, Willy-Nilly and Jackaroo. She was awarded the Margaret A. Edwards Award in 1995 for her work in literature, and the Katahdin Award in 2004. She lives in Maine.

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The Callender Papers 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book was amazing. I also guessed the ending half way through but i still thought the end was crazy. I think this is the best book ever written by Cynthia Voigt! I could really relate to Jean the 13year old girl in the story. This book is for anyone into mystery and willing to give Cynthia another chance, esspecially after reading Homecoming...
Guest More than 1 year ago
at the very begining i was sorta dazed, but throughout the book it keeps pulling you in more and more. I couldn't put the book down, i was even walking alround reading it, while i was running into people! and when i finished the book i wished it would never end, now im gonna go back and re-read it. plus, my wishes are that it be made into a movie, if only dreams came true
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought it was a great book! I had to read it for a school book project. I never would have thought that it would be such a great book. I loved it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought it was great!! It took me awhile to get in to it, but once I did, there were no regrets!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a really good one. In the beginning I found it a little hard to stick with, but when I finished it, I realized my sticking with it was totally worth it! I really think this book is great, especially for someone who is interested in mysterys with VERY UNEXPECTED endings.
lycomayflower on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Young adult book that I never read as I young adult. As always, Voigt impresses with her intelligent writing and strong young characters. The solution to the mystery here is perhaps a bit predictable, but the deft characterization of the narrator makes up for it.
delphica on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Set in the late 19th century, 13 year old Jean uncovers a mystery. The plot is solid, although fairly straightforward -- there aren't any big twists here. This story is very Gothic, featuring orphans, desolate houses, brooding people, missing wills, and domestic servants with unsavory pasts (okay, just one of those, but still). While the mystery works just fine, overall this book leaves me a little cold. The characters and their situations are interesting enough, but there isn't anything that makes the reader care too deeply about them, and nothing in the book is particularly surprising.
The_smart_warriors_reader More than 1 year ago
Wow! This book was really good, which I must admit, I wasn't really expecting. It pulled me in almost from the very start. At the end, you sort of knew what was going to happen, but there still were twists and turns you didn't see coming. All together, this was a really great book, and I think that people would really enjoy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago