Absolutely Truly (Pumpkin Falls Mystery, Book 1) by Frederick, Heather Vogel (#0880SX4)


Absolutely Truly (Pumpkin Falls Mystery, Book 1)

by Frederick, Heather Vogel
Paperback Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2015


From the Publisher
An unsent letter in a first edition copy of Charlotte's Web leads to a hunt for treasure in this heartwarming middle grade mystery from the author of The Mother-Daughter Book Club.

Now that Truly Lovejoy's father has been injured by an IED in Afghanistan and is having trouble finding work back home, the family moves from Texas to tiny Pumpkin Falls, New Hampshire, to take over Lovejoy's Books, a struggling bookstore that's been in the family for one hundred years.

With two older brothers and two younger sisters clamoring for attention, her mother back in school, and everyone up to their eyebrows trying to keep Lovejoy's Books afloat, Truly feels more overlooked than usual. So she pours herself into uncovering the mystery of an undelivered letter she finds stuck in a valuable autographed first edition of Charlotte's Web, which subsequently goes missing from the bookshop. What's inside the envelope leads Truly and her new Pumpkin Falls friends on a madcap treasure hunt around town, chasing clues that could spell danger.

Fans of Heather Vogel Frederick's Mother-Daughter Book Club series "will rejoice for a new series with a similarly cozy New England setting, great characters, and literary references to beloved classics" (School Library Journal).
Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 11/01/14
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 01/01/15
  • Christian Library Journal, 07/01/15
  • Horn Book Guide, 04/01/15
  • Kirkus Reviews, 09/15/14
  • Library Media Connection, 05/01/15
  • Publishers Weekly, 10/06/14
  • School Library Journal, 09/01/14
  • Teacher Librarian, 06/01/16
Product Details
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Publication Date: November 3, 2015
  • Format: Paperback
  • Series: Pumpkin Falls mystery
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers paperback edition November 2015.
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 355 pages ; 20 cm.
  • ISBN-10: 1-44242-973-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-44242-973-4
  • Follett Number: 0880SX4
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 5.0
  • ATOS Book Level: 5.4
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 12
  • AR Quiz: 170878EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 5.2
  • Reading Counts Points: 16
  • Lexile: 790L