The sequel to the beloved Newbery Honor Book, Belle Prater's Boy
Since Belle Prater inexplicably disappeared about a year ago, her son, Woodrow, and his cousin Gypsy have been searching for answers. Then, on the stroke of midnight on Woodrow's birthday, the phone rings. No one is at the other end of the line, but Woodrow is certain it was his mama. They find out that the call was placed from nearby Bluefield, and set out to see if they can track her down. Joining them is Cassie Caulborne, the new girl in school, who is endowed with the gift of second sight. Unfortunately, they can find no trace of Belle. Once again, Woodrow realizes that perhaps even worse than not knowing where she is, is not understanding why his mama would leave him.
How Woodrow, Gypsy, and Cassie come to understand the truth, and Woodrow eventually finds Belle, fills this oftrequested sequel to Belle Prater's Boy with magic and suspense.
The Search for Belle Prater is a 2006 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
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All of the readers who longed to know what happened to Woodrow Prater’s mom from the Newbery Honor Belle Prater’s Boy (1996) will be deeply satisfied by this elegantly conceived sequel with its tiny glints of magic.| Read Full Review of The Search for Belle Prater
Woodrow Prater and Gypsy Leemaster are cousins, but they couldn’t be more different if they shared no family connection at all.| Read Full Review of The Search for Belle Prater
Ever since Woodrow Prater moved to Coal Station, Virginia, to live with his grandparents, the mystery of his mother's disappearance has haunted him, as it has no doubt haunted readers who...| Read Full Review of The Search for Belle Prater
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