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  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages
  • Moon Over Manifest
  • Clare Vanderpool
  • English
  • 09 October 2018
  • 0385907508

Moon Over Manifest✴ [BOOKS] ⚡ Moon Over Manifest By Clare Vanderpool ✾ – Essayreview.co.uk The movement of the train rocked me like a lullaby I closed my eyes to the dusty countryside and imagined the sign I d seen only in Gideon s stories Manifest A Town with a rich past and a bright futur The movement of the train rocked me like a lullaby I closed my eyes to the dusty countryside and imagined the sign I d seen only in Gideon s stories Manifest A Town with a rich past and a bright future Abilene Tucker feels abandoned Her father has put her on a train, sending her off to live with an old friend for the summer while he works a railroad job Armed only with a few possessions and her list of universals, Abilene jumps off the train in Manifest, Kansas, aiming to learn about Moon Over ePUB Ì the boy her father once wasHaving heard stories about Manifest, Abilene is disappointed to find that it s just a dried up, worn out old town But her disappointment quickly turns to excitement when she discovers a hidden cigar box full of mementos, including some old letters that mention a spy known as the Rattler These mysterious letters send Abilene and her new friends, Lettie and Ruthanne, on an honest to goodness spy hunt, even though they are warned to Leave Well Enough Alone Abilene throws all caution aside when she heads down the mysterious Path to Perdition to pay a debt to the reclusive Miss Sadie, a diviner who only tells stories from the past It seems that Manifest s history is full of colorful and shadowy characters and long held secrets The Abilene hears, the determined she is to learn just what role her father played in that history And as Manifest s secrets are laid bare one by one, Abilene begins to weave her own story into the fabric of the town.


About the Author: Clare Vanderpool

Clare Vanderpool, recipient of the Newbery Award, is a resident of Wichita, Kansas She has a degree in English and Elementary Education and enjoys reading, going to the pool with her children, the television show Monk, and visiting the bookstores in her town.


10 thoughts on “Moon Over Manifest

  1. says:

    My only regret after finishing Moon Over Manifest is that I didn t read it while sitting on a gently swaying porch swing, sipping ice cold lemonade, swatting away the occasional mosquito as a harmonica played and a steam engine sounded its passing in the distance Reading this book is like stepping back in time, and as I came to the last lines, it was bittersweet to know that I was about to leave that world behind.Moon Over Manifest is the story of tough and independent Abilene Tucker At the be My only regret after finishing Moon Over Manifest is that I didn t read it while sitting on a gently swaying porch swing, sipping ice cold lemonade, swatting away the occasional mosquito as a harmonica played and a steam engine sounded its passing in the distance Reading this book is like stepping back in time, and as I came to the last lines, it was bittersweet to know that I was about to leave that world behind.Moon Over Manifest is the story of tough and independent Abilene Tucker At the beginning of the story, Abilene saunters into the seemingly dull Kansas town of Manifest She is settling down not by her own choice for the first time in a childhood spent on the road Well, on the rails, actually During the Great Depression of the 1930 s, many jobless men resorted to a life of hitching rides on the railroads, going from town to town in search of work Abilene and her father, Gideon, were two such hobos an unusual background for a girl of twelve, to say the least.From the moment she arrives in Manifest, Abilene is counting down the days left in the summer She can think of nothing but the day when Gideon, who has sent her there alone, will come to take her back out on the rails with him But it doesn t take long for doubt to set in Is Gideon coming back Why has he sent her to this town Abilene knows that he spent time here before she was born, but when she tries to learnfrom the people she meets in Manifest, she gets nothing but cryptic answers and dead ends But whether Gideon is coming back for her is not the only mystery she has to deal with Abilene seems to be a magnet for secrets, eerie events and strange coincidences A threatening note leads Abilene to begin scraping at Manifest s sleepy surface and she soon discovers that underneath, Manifest is a town with a dramatic past.A rail riding, twelve year old girl makes for a very unique protagonist Abilene s voice is strong and steady, but just when she starts to seem a little too grown up, she reveals the fears and doubts that are underneath her big talk Abilene is the perfect heroine for a mystery She s a fearless investigator, a careful listener, and an unabashed snoop.In addition to bringing us a likable and original heroine in Abilene, Clare Vanderpool does an excellent job of making her book impossible to put down The story moves back and forth between Abilene s life Manifest, 1936 and glimpses of the past Manifest, 1917 , through stories told by the medium Miss Sadie and through letters and trinkets found underneath the floorboards of Abilene s room Vanderpool transitions into these flashbacks so enticingly that you can t help but read on All this past week, my eyelids sagging, I would try my darnedest to find a good stopping point, but when I saw that the end of the chapter was leading into a new flashback, I just couldn t bring myself to close the book I needed to know what new secrets would be revealed, so I kept reading on, no matter the time For a teacher, on a school night, that s saying a lot While Moon Over Manifest is an excellent mystery, this is really just a clever disguise At its heart, this is a story about family and community and what it means to make a home It s also a story aboutwell, stories Everyone in Manifest has a story, and there is something sacred in their tellings As Miss Sadie s stories of old Manifest becomeandfrequent, Abilene realizes that As much as I had a need to hear her story, she had a need to tell it It was as if the story was the only balm that provided any comfort p 154 As the summer creeps on, Abilene realizes what an honor it is to have been invited, not just into the stories of the people of Manifest, but into their lives In this novel, Clare Vanderpool both celebrates and demonstrates the magic of a well crafted story Now, go pour yourself a glass of lemonade and get to reading it

  2. says:

    Moon Over Manifest, Clare VanderpoolThe main character in the book is Abilene Tucker, a nice, adventurous girl from 1936 Her father sent her to a small town called Manifest, Kansas while he worked a railroad job somewhere else She arrived there to find that it was run down and greatly affected by the Great Depression A pastor took her in, and in that house, she discovered a box of mementos and letters stashed away under a floorboard One letter mentioned the Rattler, someone Abilene and her Moon Over Manifest, Clare VanderpoolThe main character in the book is Abilene Tucker, a nice, adventurous girl from 1936 Her father sent her to a small town called Manifest, Kansas while he worked a railroad job somewhere else She arrived there to find that it was run down and greatly affected by the Great Depression A pastor took her in, and in that house, she discovered a box of mementos and letters stashed away under a floorboard One letter mentioned the Rattler, someone Abilene and her two friends, Lettie and Ruthanne, believed was a German spy in 1918 After some investigating, they received a note telling them toleave well enough aloneRealizing that she had lost her father s compass while searching for the spy, Abilene walked down the Path to Perdition to search for it and accidentally broke a diviner s pot To pay off her debt and earn her compass back from the diviner, Abilene did odd jobs for her For example, she tilled dry soil during a drought, planted seeds in it, and hunted for strange plants, all of which seemed to have no useful purpose.Sensing that Abilene was feeling abandoned by her father, the diviner told her a story of the past about two boys in Manifest in 1918 called Jinx and Ned Jinx was a twelve year old con artist who left his partner after thinking he accidentally killed a man, and Ned was a fifteen year old boy who used Jinx s skills to sign up for the army underage At the time, the town was controlled by the owners of the mine because there were no jobs or money without them during the war the owners paid the poor workers very little and forced them to workshifts, or else they d be fired 2014 1391 476 9789643697600 1392 1395 21 2011 17 03 1399

  3. says:

    There are no words that could adequately express the love I feel for Clare Vanderpool s Newberry Award winning debut, Moon Over Manifest I very rarely post any but the most basic thoughts about a book on Goodreads right after finishing it, and most often wait until I have had time to collect my thoughts and put them down in some coherent form With Moon Over Manifest, I immediately posted the following This book gets ALL THE STARS.Seriously it has ConspiracyDivinersThe Great DepressionWorld War There are no words that could adequately express the love I feel for Clare Vanderpool s Newberry Award winning debut, Moon Over Manifest I very rarely post any but the most basic thoughts about a book on Goodreads right after finishing it, and most often wait until I have had time to collect my thoughts and put them down in some coherent form With Moon Over Manifest, I immediately posted the following This book gets ALL THE STARS.Seriously it has ConspiracyDivinersThe Great DepressionWorld War IEpistolary aspectsStories within stories that slowly line upAn amazing narrationMiddle GradeHistorical FictionSpeakeasyNunsEvil pit bossthe KKKImmigration storiesHobosMorse codeSpiesHoochMurderSicknessGreat storiesInvestigative kidsOn top of which it manages to be COMPLETELY HEARTWARMING.I wish to repeat and expound upon that enthusiasm here but really If that amazing list couldn t convince you that Moon Over Manifest is well worth your time to read, I m not sure that any further ramblings on my part can do so.You ve seen me mention narrator Jenna Lamia on the blog several times now, and there is a reason she has quickly become one of my favorite female narrators She is the type of narrator that infuses a book with life and makes the audio into an experience that is richer than you could have had merely reading the story on the page though I have no doubt Moon Over Manifest is also a wonderful read She is the type of narrator I will listen to because I love the way she tells a story, the kind that can make me check out a book I would have otherwise ignored because she is a part of it I particularly love her narration of MG and YA books because she has a very young voice too often narrators withmature sounding voices sound demeaning when voicing younger characters In addition, Moon Over Manifest utilizes the talents of Cassandra Campbell and Kirby Heyborne to read the newspaper articles and letters that are included in the text, bringing another voice to the story that makes us feel wrapped up in what Abilene and her friends are experiencing through words themselves.Moon Over Manifest turned out to be a very different story than the one I thought I was getting It isn t the story of one girl, it is the story of a town its present, its history, and its people It s a story of family and friendship, a story of home I adored Abilene and my heart ached for her to find her father, but also to find a place to call her own in Manifest That said, muchthan Abilene s tale, I was heavily invested in the story of Manifest s past a story that had me constantly laughing, holding my breath, and at least contemplating tears The struggle of a largely immigrant population to find their footing in WWI America where many wish to keep them down is inspiring It s a story I could easily go on about at some length, but sometimes no amount of praise will really do a book justice I will only say that I recommend this one with all my heart.If you are a fan of either The Mighty Miss Malone or On the Jellicoe Road and who isn t , you MUST read or better yet, listen to Moon Over Manifest.Original review posted at Bunbury in the Stacks

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    A nice safe choice for the Newbery people, but not one that knocked my socks off The best historical novels, of course, trick you into learning about their periods The reader never notices he s sitting still for a history seminar, but is swept up in a story that happens in history Vanderpool s intention to teach World War I, the Spanish Flu pandemic, the Great Depression, is quite transparent Not to mention her desire to impart a feel good messages about diversity that is, the diversity of A nice safe choice for the Newbery people, but not one that knocked my socks off The best historical novels, of course, trick you into learning about their periods The reader never notices he s sitting still for a history seminar, but is swept up in a story that happens in history Vanderpool s intention to teach World War I, the Spanish Flu pandemic, the Great Depression, is quite transparent Not to mention her desire to impart a feel good messages about diversity that is, the diversity of European immigrants in a Kansas town , and self confidence You know the bad guys are going to lose because, well, they re bad And they re in the Ku Klux KlanThe structure of the novel makes for some snags in the stream, as well There are four narrators, the delightfully feisty Abilene Tucker, 12 years old and making do without family as a new resident of Manifest, Kansas, the author of a somewhat hokey homespun newspaper column, the doughboy scribe behind a trove of letters Abilene comes across, and a Hungarian fortune teller.If that isn t enough stutter stop narration for you, you also have to keep switching back and forth between two time frames, 1918 and 1936 Too bad, because Vanderpool has some strong characters, a fascinating little window into an unsung time and place, and a nice bit of mystery regarding Abilene s father I especially liked the cousins who quickly become Abilene s buddies, the spunky Lettie and Ruthanne, and wished I could have followedclosely on the three girls heels as they kicked up the dust in the streets of Manifest In the 1918 flashbacks, a boy called Jinx is also a strong and complex character.The adults, with the exception of Abilene s caretaker, Shady Howard, both a man of the cloth and the bottle, are one dimensional and predictable Like a nun named Sister Redempta, and those guys wearing hoods If I d come to Moon Over Manifest as an unheralded debut novel, I might have beenforgiving of its flaws I expectedfrom the Newbery Award winner, especially in a year with so many great chapter books, and for that matter a fantastic non fiction book about World War I, Russell Freedman s The War to End All Wars

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    Hmm This is a tough one Moon Over Manifest just won the Newbery which is why I picked it up The book is 279 pages long and I didn t start getting really into it until around page 210 The writing is artful enough My issue with the book is the threading together of all the different pieces Reflecting on what I mean by different pieces I realize I am referring to the characters in the different timelines They don t flow together very smoothely and they feel somehow mismatched There are two Hmm This is a tough one Moon Over Manifest just won the Newbery which is why I picked it up The book is 279 pages long and I didn t start getting really into it until around page 210 The writing is artful enough My issue with the book is the threading together of all the different pieces Reflecting on what I mean by different pieces I realize I am referring to the characters in the different timelines They don t flow together very smoothely and they feel somehow mismatched There are two stories being told, one in flashback and set in 1918 the second story set in the present the present being 1936 is told from first person point of view by Abilene Tucker, the main character Abilene is attempting to understand her father better by finding out about her father s history and ends up revealing the history of the town of Manifest She brings to light the connections between its citizens, their hopes, hardships, and dreams The story of the town of Manifest turns out to be, on a small scale, the story of the United States Although following the action of how the town comes together to create its own destiny and identity is entertaining and involving,so than Abilene s search for her father, it is ultimately the town as seen in its 1936 version that isaffecting Manifest in 1936 is a town that has forgotten its roots, its potential and those dreams that once unified its people and guided them, toward working to achieve the common goals of independence, self possession and self determination Manifest is now a town whose best day is behind it It is when the author places this depression era picture, beside the earlier struggling but intrepid and ever inventive one of the town,that the book becomes powerful It is when the reader considers the contrast of these two pictures, the contrast of an earlier United States with the present one, that what is being read actually starts to hurt I don t think the target audience for the book is going to pick up on all of that though It is a young adult book

  6. says:

    A charming book, and I can see why it won the Newbery It has the feel of a classic, like something that I would have read and that would have won the award when I was a kid The writing is gorgeous, and the characters are instantly real and appealing As the book moved back and forth between 1936 and 1917, at first I wasinvested in the 1917 storyline, because I knew that it would be the key to what was happening in 1936, but then I also got caught up in seeing how people had changed in A charming book, and I can see why it won the Newbery It has the feel of a classic, like something that I would have read and that would have won the award when I was a kid The writing is gorgeous, and the characters are instantly real and appealing As the book moved back and forth between 1936 and 1917, at first I wasinvested in the 1917 storyline, because I knew that it would be the key to what was happening in 1936, but then I also got caught up in seeing how people had changed in the intervening years, and who was who in 1936 An amazing book, and one that I would recommend widely for classrooms

  7. says:

    Sadly, the only reason I read this book was because it won the Newbery in 2011, and because it won the Newbery, it already had to dig its way out of a high expectations hole The writing is dusty and atmospheric, quaint in a kind of old town way During the Great Depression, Abilene s father sends her to live in his old hometown of Manifest She searches for hints and stories of her father around town, to no avail, but in the meantime, she starts piecing together Miss Sadie s stories, newspape Sadly, the only reason I read this book was because it won the Newbery in 2011, and because it won the Newbery, it already had to dig its way out of a high expectations hole The writing is dusty and atmospheric, quaint in a kind of old town way During the Great Depression, Abilene s father sends her to live in his old hometown of Manifest She searches for hints and stories of her father around town, to no avail, but in the meantime, she starts piecing together Miss Sadie s stories, newspaper clippings, letters and other primary source documents from the World War I era It seems that Manifest is a town of secrets and mystery and Abilene unraveling the mysteries of 1916 helps depression era Manifest, too.It s a solid book, though it didn t hook me until well over halfway Part of me is annoyed because this is definitely the kind of book teachers and librarians LOVE stories about stories American history primary source documents the importance of community but kids roll their eyes at because it s kind of boring I totally would have It s Educational with a capital E

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    Because it won the Newbery, I read it with acritical eye and was occasionally bothered by prose that seemed to be trying too hard The 1936 storyline is a bit overshadowed by the 1918 chapters, and I thought we could have gotten to know Abilene a bit better Still, very enjoyable and I always wanted to pick it up and continue reading.

  9. says:

    A wonderful and charming book, I fell in love with everything about it. didn t want to leave these people.Revelations and secrets abound in this book and are no always what you think they will be.Quick review since I gotta work but highly recommend

  10. says:

    Just finished Moon Over Manifest and my thoughts are, in one word, mixed.Really enjoyed the concept and the themes broached by author Clare Vanderpool The life of immigrants and how they adjusted to their new country, and how their new country adjusted to them, is a subject I ve always been fascinated by I ve always been intrigued by my own ancestor s story, so I could easily identify with Abilene s quest to unearth Manifest s, and her own, history I also really liked the parallel storylines Just finished Moon Over Manifest and my thoughts are, in one word, mixed.Really enjoyed the concept and the themes broached by author Clare Vanderpool The life of immigrants and how they adjusted to their new country, and how their new country adjusted to them, is a subject I ve always been fascinated by I ve always been intrigued by my own ancestor s story, so I could easily identify with Abilene s quest to unearth Manifest s, and her own, history I also really liked the parallel storylines and felt they complemented each other nicely And the language had a warm and languid quality to it that I felt matched perfectly with the deceptively quiet mid west town.But, if I m honest, not one of my favorites Now, it is the 2011 Newberry Medal Winner, which I think, in addition to being an amazing honor, can be a bit of a burden As a reader, I went into it with certain expectations and, maybe unfairly, was holding the book to a higher standard As a result, I was underwhelmed For one thing, I thought the book moved a little slow As I was reading the book, I thought for a moment of how I would have received this book as a kid, and my first reaction was that I would have found in boring I think the pacing could have been picked up a bit There many interesting, lovable characters in the story, but I thought almost too many It didn t feel like enough time was paid to all the characters for me to connect strongly with them For that reason, some of theemotional scenes toward the end I ll not mention them so as not to spoil anything fell flat for me.And finally, I thought the ending to the Jinx storyline was a bit cumbersome, particularly with the court scene I had to re read it a few times to make sure I understood what was happening It was another time when I thought about myself as a young reader and wondered if I would be able to keep up I also found the twist in that scene to be a little deus ex machina.So, for those reasons, I would have a hard time recommending this book to kids However, that said, if you re a nostalgic adult that loves Depression era historical fiction, I do recommend A very pleasing read

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