Summer of Lost and Found
by Rebecca Behrens
Grades 4 & up
When Nell Dare’s father leaves town unexpectedly, her entire summer changes. Instead of her fun plans in New York City with her best friend, she has to accompany her mother the botanist on a research expedition to Roanoke Island. Once there she starts learning about the English colony that mysteriously disappeared. She is invited by local girl Lily to help hunt for ghosts of the colonists, but Lily is more annoying than fun. When Nell meets Ambrose, though, she finds not only someone to explore the Island with but a true friend. They search for clues and are on the brink of an important discovery when a major storm hits. Pair this book with Blue Birds for an alternative look at this fascinating time period.
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