In the Night, on Lanvale Street

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Macmillan, May 1, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 250 pages
2 Reviews
I'm afraid, but I can't call Mom or Dad, 'cause Jerry might wake up. If I try to tell Shannon, she puts a pillow over her head, 'cause she doesn't like to talk about Mr. Healy. She says remembering him makes her sad.
"Charlie," he whispers.
I'm afraid. In the dark night, I feel like I'm at sea, in that little boat Mr. Healy used to talk about. That's why I'm writing this down. If you're listening, I hope you'll listen close. I'm not making any of it up.
He whispers in my ear, "Watch out."

A new novel from a Newbery Honor author

Summer has just begun, and thirteen-year-old Charlie and her younger brother, Jerry, anticipate spending the lazy days roaming their working-class Baltimore neighborhood. That is, until Jim Chalmers, a strange man who used to live nearby, enlists their help in solving the murder of their neighbor Mr. Healy.

As Charlie learns more about Mr. Healy's death, she struggles to protect her innocent younger brother from the realities of gangs and drugs, and to help him make that difficult transition from childhood to adolescence.
  

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Review: In the Night, on Lanvale Street

User Review  - Mary Ann - Goodreads

This is not a 'feel good' book, and while this book's intended audience may have been children, I believe adults would benefit to read it as well. It is a sad, but sorely true commentary on the times ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rani - Goodreads

Another summer story, this time kids help to solve a murder mystery. I love the twist and turns in the story! Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
5
Section 3
13
Section 4
25
Section 5
29
Section 6
36
Section 7
40
Section 8
45
Section 12
108
Section 13
125
Section 14
149
Section 15
155
Section 16
171
Section 17
177
Section 18
182
Section 19
193

Section 9
50
Section 10
84
Section 11
92
Section 20
201
Section 21
225
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Jane Leslie Conly is the author of the critically acclaimed Trout Summer (an ALA Notable and Best Book for Young Adults). She is also the author of While No One Was Watching, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book, as well as the Newbery Honor book Crazy Lady!

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