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Effie Starr Zook Has One More Question

by Martha Freeman

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"With skilled writing and a consistently paced plot, this is an accessible and exciting story for a wide range of readers...This stellar blend of an appealing plot and relevant themes is an excellent addition to middle grade collections." —School Library Journal (starred review)

City girl Effie Starr Zook is the opposite of excited about spending the summer on her aunt and uncle's farm in Nowheresville, Pennsylvania, until she stumbles across a mystery that leads her smack into an old family feud. Luckily, Effie isn't afraid to ask questions.
A rich girl from New York City, Effie Starr Zook isn't afraid of much. When her parents go on a dangerous round-the-world adventure in a solar airplane, she's packed off to her aunt and uncle's farm for the summer. Expecting boredom, she runs smack dab into a family secret. Why does the neighbor kid want to avoid her? What are her aunt and uncle so worried about? And what does "bad blood" mean, anyway?

Effie's got a brand-new bicycle, time on her hands, and an unlimited capacity for asking questions. With these, she sets out to uncover whatever it is the grownups are hiding. Along the way, she'll contend with crackpot politics, serve espresso in a bookstore café, and learn more than she bargained for about her famous great-grandfather, the inventor of the barf bag. Fast-paced and funny, this is a story about having the courage to find out who you really are. Look out, world—when Effie Starr Zook has questions, she won't take no for an answer!

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

Kindle Book

  • Release date: March 7, 2017

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  • ISBN: 9781481472661
  • File size: 3161 KB
  • Release date: March 7, 2017

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781481472661
  • File size: 3161 KB
  • Release date: March 7, 2017

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"With skilled writing and a consistently paced plot, this is an accessible and exciting story for a wide range of readers...This stellar blend of an appealing plot and relevant themes is an excellent addition to middle grade collections." —School Library Journal (starred review)

City girl Effie Starr Zook is the opposite of excited about spending the summer on her aunt and uncle's farm in Nowheresville, Pennsylvania, until she stumbles across a mystery that leads her smack into an old family feud. Luckily, Effie isn't afraid to ask questions.
A rich girl from New York City, Effie Starr Zook isn't afraid of much. When her parents go on a dangerous round-the-world adventure in a solar airplane, she's packed off to her aunt and uncle's farm for the summer. Expecting boredom, she runs smack dab into a family secret. Why does the neighbor kid want to avoid her? What are her aunt and uncle so worried about? And what does "bad blood" mean, anyway?

Effie's got a brand-new bicycle, time on her hands, and an unlimited capacity for asking questions. With these, she sets out to uncover whatever it is the grownups are hiding. Along the way, she'll contend with crackpot politics, serve espresso in a bookstore café, and learn more than she bargained for about her famous great-grandfather, the inventor of the barf bag. Fast-paced and funny, this is a story about having the courage to find out who you really are. Look out, world—when Effie Starr Zook has questions, she won't take no for an answer!

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