Come Away with Me

Book Description

Even a girl with as much pluck and imag­i­na­tion as Made­line “Moe” McDono­hugh can’t drum up much excite­ment in her small town. But then the gyp­sies come to town and Moe looks to them as a means of see­ing the world.

Just as she is plan­ning to run away, her mother’s glam­orous cousins, Let­tie and Lulu, come to vis­it. Moe’s plans for see­ing the world shifts to Let­tie and Lulu and she hopes that they might take her away—that is until she dis­cov­ers Lettie’s ter­ri­ble but fas­ci­nat­ing secret.

Moe’s adven­ture and win­dow on the world final­ly comes, how­ev­er, when Father pur­chas­es a Ford Mod­el T, the first in town. Moe is about to enter the biggest adven­ture of her life.

Reviews and Comments

“A dream­er with an infec­tious sense of humor, 12-year-old Moe is a lik­able hero­ine of this first vol­ume in the promis­ing Heart­land Series … a fresh and fun­ny nov­el.” (Pub­lish­ers Week­ly)

Come Away with Me

Heart­land Tril­o­gy, Book 1

writ­ten by Lau­rie Lawlor
illus­trat­ed by Jane Kendall
Simon & Schuster/Minstrel Books, 1996

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