The Nightwalker by Belinda Hurmence

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Twelve-year-old Savannah wonders if her little brother Poco, who sleepwalks, is setting the mysterious fires that are leveling the fishermen's shacks on Shackleford Bank near their island home off the North Carolina coast.

About Belinda Hurmence

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Hurmence was born in Oklahoma, raised in Texas, and educated at the University of Texas and Columbia University. She has written several novels for young people
Published September 1, 1988 by Clarion Books. 140 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Young Adult, Children's Books.

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The author of Tough Tiffany and A Girl Called Boy creates another self-reliant character: Savannah Guthrie, 12, whose father is a poor fisherman on North Carolina's Outer Banks.

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Good atmospheric writing and realistic portrayals of island life on the Outer Banks of North Carolina are the highlights of this mystery, which attemptsand nearly succeedsto merge larger environmental issues with the inner life of a child.

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