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A Hitch at the Fairmont

Written by Jim Averbeck & illustrated by Nick Bertozzi
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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. Including an author’s note about the real Hitchcock and an appendix of film references, this “fine read” is a “love letter to all that Hitchcock stood for” (Kirkus Reviews).

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Who Wrote A Hitch at the Fairmont

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Jim Averbeck

Jim Averbeck is the author of many books for young readers. His first book, In a Blue Room, was a Charlotte Zolotow Honor book. His other books include Except If; Oh No, Little Dragon; The Market Bowl; and his middle-grade novel A Hitch at the Fairmont. His most recent book, One Word From Sophia, was an IndyNext Top 10 for Summer 2015.

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Who Illustrated A Hitch at the Fairmont

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Nick Bertozzi

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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Book Details

ISBN:
9781442494480
Publication Date:
June 1, 2015
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2013028921
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1442494484
Lexile® Level:
690L
ATOS® Book Level:
4.9
Accelerated Reader® Points:
9.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
166972
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
MG

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