Keeping Secrets (The Orphan Train Adventures Series #6 )

Keeping Secrets (The Orphan Train Adventures Series #6 )

by Joan Lowery Nixon

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It's autumn of 1863, and as the Civil War rages, a stranger named Violet Hennessey seeks refuge with the Kelly family. Eleven-year-old Peg Kelly is thrilled because Violet treats her like a young woman, not a child. On the run from the Confederate raiders, Violet has information that may save the Union. But she can't deliver her message unless she undertakes a dangerous journey, and she needs Peg's help. Peg and her brother Danny are determined to be courageous for the sake of the Union, but what price will they pay for their heroism?

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ISBN-13: 9780440219927
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 03/01/1996
Series: Orphan Train Adventures Series , #6
Pages: 163
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.89(h) x 0.51(d)
Lexile: 830L (what's this?)
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.

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