|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Age Range:||10 - 14 Years|
About the Author
Joan Lowery Nixon (1927—2003) was an American journalist and author, specializing in historical fiction and mystery books for children and young adults. Some of her popular books include The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore, the Orphan Train Adventures series, and The Other Side of Dark, the last of which was adapted into a television movie entitled Awake to Danger (1995). Nixon won four Edgar Allan Poe Awards from the Mystery Writers of America, and had five additional nominations. She died in 2003 of pancreatic cancer.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great action packed book!
I read this book in fifth grade as a read-aloud, and it was always fun coming back to the interesting characters and the intriguing plot. Perfect for young readers who enjoy themes of adventure, romance, and mystery.