A Message from the Match Girl by Janet Taylor Lisle

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In search of the truth about his heritage, Walter only finds more mystery

Walter Kew has grown up without a past. Orphaned since birth and raised by his grandparents, he knows nothing about his parents, who died in an accident. Obsessively curious about the mother he never knew, he turns to the occult, using Ouija boards, crystal balls, and spells to reach out to the other world. But he’s never had any luck—until now. Walking home from school, Walter hears what he thinks is his mother’s voice—faint, but very real. Although he can’t quite understand her words, he’s convinced she’s trying to tell him something. With his friends Georgina and Poco, he looks for clues. Their quest takes them to a statue of the Little Match Girl in the park, where infant Walter was once photographed with his mother. As the three investigators chase the mystery, Walter will learn more about his past—and his present—than he ever thought possible.  This ebook features a personal history by Janet Taylor Lisle including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s own collection.

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Janet Taylor Lisle's novels for young readers include five selected as Best Books of the Year by "School Library Journal": "Sirens and Spies", "The Lampfish of Twill", "Forest", "A Message from the Match Girl" (from the Investigators of the Unknown series), and "Afternoon of the Elves", a Newbery Honor Book. Her most recent title for Atheneum is "The Art of Keeping Cool", a "Horn Book" Fanfare title and winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.She lives with her family of the coast of Rhode Island.
Published January 29, 2013 by Open Road Media Young Readers. 121 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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When someone starts sending Walter matches in the mail and leaving tokens of his past at the statue (a tiny blue mitten, a hospital ID bracelet), his friends Poco and Georgina suspect a shy waitress who works near the park of being Walter's real mother.

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