Rachel Chance by Jean Thesman

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In this suspenseful and exciting story set in Seattle in the 1940s, fifteen-year-old Rachel, with her grandfather and a teenage hired hand, sets out to rescue her baby brother, who has been kidnapped.

About Jean Thesman

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Jean Thesman is the author of more than a dozen books for young readers. She makes her home with her husband in Bothell, Washington.
Published April 30, 1990 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 192 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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Then, after her mother suffers an emotional collapse, Rachel sets off on a quest to rescue Ryder with her grandfather, neighbor Druid Annie, and close friend Hank.

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``Simple yet powerful writing and an abundance of winning personalities makes this novel difficult to put down,'' said PW about the story of a 1940s girl who demonstrates extraordinary pluck in tracking down her kidnapped brother.

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