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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,683 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrew Clements Narrator: Keith Nobb Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Ted Hammond loves a good mystery, and in the spring of his fifth-grade year, he's working on a big one. How can his school in the little town of Plattsford stay open next year if there are going to be only five students? Out here on the Great Plains, in western Nebraska, everyone understands that if you lose the school, you lose the town. But the mystery that has Ted's full attention at the moment is about that face, the face he sees in the upper window of the Andersons' house as he rides past on his paper route. The Andersons moved away two years ago, and their old farmhouse is empty and boarded up tight. At least it's supposed to be.

A shrinking school in a dying town. A face in the window of an empty house. At first these facts don't seem to be related. But Ted Hammond learns that in a very small town, there's no such thing as an isolated event. And the solution of one mystery is often the beginning of another. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Authentic, topical…Like every good mystery, this one has an unexpected conclusion. Once again Clements captures real people and real issues, as he shapes another fine work of fiction.” 

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Explores the potential conflict between promises and duty. There is a good balance of seriousness and humor with brisk, realistic dialogue and observations…Clements’ usual excellent sense of character is evident. Both adults and young people are multidimensional, with true-to-life emotions and concerns…The conclusion is unexpected but satisfying.” 

    School Library Journal

  • “The convincing, contemporary rural setting is an inextricable element of the novel…refreshingly innocent.” 


  • “Nicely up-to-date but set in a kinder, gentler and rapidly disappearing world…Once again, Clements offers readers an intelligent protagonist, trustworthy adults, an interesting school situation and a real-life problem in a story that moves swiftly.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A 2006 Agatha Award Finalist for Best Children's/Young Adult Novel
  • Winner of the 2007 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Juvenile Book

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Matise D | 2/19/2014

    " This book was pretty good. It is about this kid named Ted Hammond, and he was on his paper route one day and he saw a girl in the up stairs window in an abandoned house. The next day he went to check it out. He set up a stake out in the barn behind the house. When he was going out of the barn, the girl was standing on the side of the barn and she said "are you going to tell on us." I would recomend this book because it is really good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ann | 2/17/2014

    " Currently reading to 4th graders. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alexis | 2/5/2014

    " This book is very interesting. When a boy finds a small family in an abandoned house, things get stirred up. This book had my attention from the start! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kym | 1/19/2014

    " I read as a a coach for the 5th grade battle of the books, enjoyed. "

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