Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes

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Spencer thought the house might be haunted.

Mitch knew it wasn't. And he knew why.

The whole time Spencer and Mitch hung out together at Bird Lake that summer, there were secrets keeping them apart.

And maybe a secret knowledge keeping them together, too—together like members of the same tribe. Like friends.


About Kevin Henkes

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Kevin Henkes is the creator of award-winning books for children and young readers. Many of them star his mouse characters, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Wemberly Worried, the Caldecott Honor Book Owen, and the beloved Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. His most recent books are Little White Rabbit, Junonia, and the first two books in this series, Penny and Her Song and Penny and Her Doll. Kevin Henkes lives in Madison, Wisconsin. You can visit him online at
Published July 2, 2013 by Greenwillow Books. 199 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Henkes’s third-person narrative, in alternating chapters, presents the inner lives of Mitch, 12, and Spencer, ten.

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Spending long, lonely days at his grandparents' lakeside home, 12-year-old Mitch Sinclair has plenty of time to brood about his parents' impending divorce and to plot against the family of “intruders” who have moved into his favorite spot, the house next door that he assumed was aband...

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Then one day, his mom and dad announce that they are going for a little vacation, up to the house on Bird Lake, where Matty died.

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