Behind the Grave of Robert J. McCloud

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When school is canceled because of snow that evolves into freezing rain, Alice and Henry Burton find themselves hopelessly bored at their grandparents old house in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Things begin to turn around for the siblings when an old deck of playing cards reveals a mysterious and strange riddle. Compelled by curiosity, Alice and Henry venture into the deserted streets on a quest to solve that riddle. What starts as a simple game soon thrusts the children into a perilous world where nothing is as it seems and their success or failure may mean the difference between life and death.

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Mary Gordon Kerr is also author of the young reader fantasy/adventure novels The Mystery of the 13th Coin and What Lies Beneath the Whirlpool of Time. Behind the Grave of Robert J. McCloud is her third novel in a series of books written with chapter by chapter feedback from elementary school students in South Carolina. Mrs. Kerr lives in coastal South Carolina with her husband and three children. One of Mrs. Kerr's own children was a student in each class she worked with while writing the novels.

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Behind the Grave of Robert J. McCloud is a fast-paced fiction book that combines true World War II historical facts with a creative fantasy tale. Not only is it fun to read, it is a great educational tool that gives young readers a compelling reason to want to read, think and learn. Readers of all ages will enjoy this book. I loved it. --Allison Bishop, International Spy Museum, Washington D.C.

It is really fun to read, so kids don't know they are learning stuff. --J.H. Leigh, 4th Grader

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