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Escape to the World's Fair

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Escape to the World's Fair by Wendy McClure
Jun 16, 2015 | ISBN 9780698182981

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  • Jun 16, 2015 | ISBN 9780698182981 | Middle Grade (8-12)

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Praise for the Wanderville series:

“… A page-turner that will have readers eagerly waiting for the next installment. For those who want more background, the book includes a brief explanation of the Orphan Train Movement. Readers may wonder how children can survive on their own. Here, the strong characters make it plausible.” —Booklist 

“McClure celebrates bravery, ingenuity, and the bonds of family and friendship in this old-fashioned story of children fending for themselves, building a community, and eluding the adults who seek them… Readers should enjoy vicariously participating in the children’s independence and will appreciate their hard-earned triumphs.”—Publishers Weekly 

“Readers will be swept away by the bravery of the young heroes… Readers of series fiction who enjoy learning about the past will gravitate toward this accessible novel and will be impatient for the sequel.”—School Library Journal

“The idea of a kid-run town in the woods and all the rustically domestic details that entails will appeal greatly to the same kind of kids who love the Boxcar Children’s hidden home.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“A thoroughly enjoyable, fast-paced adventure.”  —Caroline Starr Rose, author of May B

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