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ISBN: 9780312659325176 Pages, Ages 8-12
Barnes & Noble
Nothing ever happens in Fayette, South Carolina. That's what Popeye thinks, anyway. His whole life, everything has just been boring, boring, boring. But things start to look up when the Jewells' Holiday Rambler makes a wrong turn and gets stuck in the mud, trapping Elvis and his five rowdy siblings in Fayette for who knows how long. Then things get even better when something curious comes floating down the creek—a series of boats with secret messages—and Popeye and Elvis set out on a small adventure. Who could possibly be sending the notes and what do they mean?
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CYBIL Award, Maine Student Book Award Master List, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Master List, Kirkus Best Book of the Year, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award ML, Kansas City KC3 Reading Award Master List, NYPL Book for Reading and Sharing, California Young Reader Medal Master List, Mississippi Magnolia, South Carolina Children's Book Award Master List, ALA Notable Children's Books, Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year, South Carolina Children's Book Award ML, Texas Horn Toad Tales Master List
Popeye opened his eye and looked up at the heart-shaped stain on the ceiling of his bedroom. Rusty water squeezed out of the hole in the peeling plaster...