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Mysterious Cases of People Gone Missing Through the Centuries

Brenda Z. Guiberson

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)


In this photo-illustrated middle-grade nonfiction book, Brenda Guiberson explores the stories of six individuals who have disappeared mysteriously throughout history.

Jimmy Hoffa, Barbara Follett, Amelia Earhart, D. B. Cooper, two young royal princes—they all disappeared. Throughout history, individuals have gone missing without a trace; some of these disappearances haunt us.

In this companion to Disasters: Natural and Man-Made Catastrophes through the Centuries, Brenda Guiberson explores the stories of seven individuals who have disappeared mysteriously. Thoroughly researched and illustrated with photographs and line drawings, Missing!: Mysterious Cases of People Gone Missing Through the Centuries is exciting middle-grade nonfiction that also discusses the kind and qualities of evidence needed to lay these mysteries to rest.

Godwin Books



At any one moment, thousands of people might be missing. Some pop up after a period of time, and others are eventually found under tragic circumstances.

This book is not about those people....

Praise for Missing!

"the Hoffa and Cooper stories thoroughly compelling" —The Bulletin on Missing!: Mysterious Cases of People Gone Missing Through the Centuries -

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Brenda Z. Guiberson

Brenda Z. Guiberson has written many books for children, including Cactus Hotel, Spoonbill Swamp, Moon Bear and Disasters. As a child, Brenda never thought she wanted to be a writer—her dreams tended more toward jungle explorer. She graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in English and Fine Art. She started thinking about writing for children when her son went to elementary school, and she volunteered in his class and in the school library. After taking exciting trips that involved a fifty-foot cactus, hungry alligators and sunset-colored spoonbills, she wanted to create books for children that would be like a field trip. Her books are full of well-researched detail, and Brenda sees this research as an adventure—one that allows her to be a jungle explorer at last. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Mary M. Gallagher

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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