Long Lost


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$18.99  $17.66
Greenwillow Books
Publish Date
5.5 X 8.5 X 1.3 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Jacqueline West is the author of the New York Times-bestselling middle grade series The Books of Elsewhere, the Schneider Family Book Award Honor Book The Collectors, and several other novels for young readers and teens. An award-winning poet and occasional actress, she lives with her family in Red Wing, Minnesota.


"A spine-tingling brew of ghosts and half-forgotten mysteries, but just as much, a warm and real story of sibling bonds and small-town adventures. This has all the makings of a classic, and readers will be clamoring for just one more chapter. Perfect to be read late into the night." -- Stefan Bachmann, internationally bestselling author of The Peculiar

"Deep in the mystery room, Fiona finds a book on the shelf that does not appear to belong to the library. . . . This book is a captivating narrative that draws the reader into two stories of two sisters living over a century apart. The stories of Fiona and Arden, and of Hazel and Pearl, parallel each other as both sets of siblings drift apart. . . . A spooky sisterhood mystery that is sure to be a hit with readers." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

"A mysterious book leads a girl into a century-old supernatural mystery. . . . Reading this book within a book, Fiona learns about characters Hazel and Pearl . . . Although the two sets of sisters have different relationships and dynamics, the complexity of sisterhood links both storylines, resulting in nuanced relationships. . . . Grab a flashlight and stay up late with this one." -- Kirkus Reviews

"In a spooky middle grade love letter to libraries and the mystery genre, West crafts a spellbinding exploration of sisterhood. . . . Alternating a contemporary third-person narrative with the found book's parallel telling, West draws readers into a supernaturally tinged dual story, simultaneously offering an authentic portrait of sibling angst." -- Publishers Weekly

"A mysterious uncatalogued book at the local library proves a welcome distraction from new-town blues, and Fiona becomes absorbed in the book's story of two sisters, Hazel and Pearl, only to find that the pages go blank after one of them disappears. . . . A series of increasingly eerie incidents occur as she investigates. . . . [Long Lost] will please mystery lovers, while chills and thrills satisfyingly intertwine with the focus on sisterly relationships." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Eleven-year-old Fiona blames her older sister Arden for their family's move to the 'quaint' (fictional) Massachusetts town of Lost Lake. . . . Finding solace in the town's library, Fiona discovers a mysterious book called The Lost One that tells the story of two sisters . . . one of whom disappeared a hundred years ago. . . . What starts as rather a cozy mystery--small town, quirky librarian, strange book--builds up to a spooky denouement . . . Readers will be eager to learn the fates of both pairs of sisters." -- Horn Book Magazine

"Fiona Crane isn't at all pleased about having to move . . . When Fiona ventures to the library . . . and finds a curious leather-bound book in the mystery section . . . Fiona becomes obsessed with the book, which is swathed in secrets, including an inconvenient habit of disappearing and the unfortunate absence of an ending. As Fiona tries to piece together the story's true ending, she dives into the town's history and creepy lore and confronts her own needs and faults as a sister. A good choice for those who enjoy atmospheric mysteries." -- Booklist