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A Hitch at the Fairmont
Contributor(s): Averbeck, Jim (Author), Bertozzi, Nick (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 1442494476     ISBN-13: 9781442494473
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
OUR PRICE: $14.44  

Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: June 2014
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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure - General
- Juvenile Fiction | Historical - United States - 20th Century
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2013028921
Age Level: 8-12
Grade Level: 3-7
Lexile Measure: 690(Not Available)
Physical Information: 1.5" H x 5.5" W x 8.4" (1.10 lbs) 416 pages
Themes:
- Locality - San Francisco, California
- Cultural Region - Northern California
- Geographic Orientation - California
- Chronological Period - 1950's
Features: Dust Cover, Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product, Price on Product - Canadian
Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 05/01/2014
School Library Journal 06/01/2014 pg. 96
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 09/01/2014 pg. 6
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2015 - Below Average, With Minor Flaw
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 166972
Reading Level: 4.9   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 9.0
 
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Publisher Description:
An intrepid boy teams up with Alfred Hitchcock himself in this rollicking mystery rife with action, adventure, intrigue, and all the flavor of film noir.

After the mysterious death of his mother, eleven-year-old Jack Fair is whisked away to San Francisco's swanky Fairmont Hotel by his wicked Aunt Edith. There, he seems doomed to a life of fetching chocolates for his aunt and her pet chinchilla. Until one night, when Aunt Edith disappears, and the only clue is a ransom note written...in chocolate?

Suddenly, Jack finds himself all alone on a quest to discover who kidnapped Aunt Edith and what happened to his mother. Alone, that is, until he meets an unlikely accomplice--Alfred Hitchcock himself! The two embark on a madcap journey full of hidden doorways, secret societies, cryptic clues, sinister villains, and cinematic flair.


Contributor Bio(s): Averbeck, Jim: - Jim Averbeck is the author of the Sophia series, illustrated by Yasmeen Ismail; In a Blue Room, illustrated by Tricia Tusa; and of the novel A Hitch at the Fairmont. He is also the author and illustrator of the picture books Oh No, Little Dragon! and Except If. He studied children's book writing and illustration at the University of California Berkeley and now makes his home in San Francisco. You can visit him at JimAverbeck.com.Bertozzi, Nick: - Nick Bertozzi has written and drawn many comics over the years, including The Salon, Lewis & Clark, and the New York Times bestselling Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey. He's also written the upcoming Becoming Andy Warhol. Bertozzi has won multiple Harvey and Eisner awards, the highest honors in comics. He lives in Queens, New York, with his wife and daughters.
 
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