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The mysterious messenger

Author: Gilbert Ford
Publisher: New York : Christy Ottaviano Books, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Eleven-year-old Maria de la Cruz is trapped under the thumb of Madame Destine, her pseudo-psychic mother. Destine is a bona fide con artist who will stop at nothing to swindle her customers into believing she can communicate with the dead. But Maria, unlike her mother, has a big secret--she really can communicate with the dead, most frequently with a ghost named Edward who has been her only friend since she was a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gilbert Ford
ISBN: 1250205670 9781250205674
OCLC Number: 1193337911
Notes: A detective story.
Description: 308 pages : illustrations
Responsibility: Gilbert Ford.

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"Eleven-year-old Maria de la Cruz is trapped under the thumb of Madame Destine, her pseudo-psychic mother. Destine is a bona fide con artist who will stop at nothing to swindle her customers into believing she can communicate with the dead. But Maria, unlike her mother, has a big secret--she really can communicate with the dead, most frequently with a ghost named Edward who has been her only friend since she was a child. It's not long before this clairvoyant young sleuth gets wrapped up in an epic journey that combines bookish mystery with the literary movement of the Beat poets and art and jazz history. Maria may have the power to unlock extraordinary secrets, but can she find the treasure Edward sends her clues about? More importantly, can she find true friendship?"--Provided by publisher.

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