The Search for Belle Prater

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Apr 12, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
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The sequel to the beloved Newbery Honor Book, Belle Prater's Boy

Since Belle Prater inexplicably disappeared about a year ago, her son, Woodrow, and his cousin Gypsy have been searching for answers. Then, on the stroke of midnight on Woodrow's birthday, the phone rings. No one is at the other end of the line, but Woodrow is certain it was his mama. They find out that the call was placed from nearby Bluefield, and set out to see if they can track her down. Joining them is Cassie Caulborne, the new girl in school, who is endowed with the gift of second sight. Unfortunately, they can find no trace of Belle. Once again, Woodrow realizes that perhaps even worse than not knowing where she is, is not understanding why his mama would leave him.

How Woodrow, Gypsy, and Cassie come to understand the truth, and Woodrow eventually finds Belle, fills this oftrequested sequel to Belle Prater's Boy with magic and suspense.

The Search for Belle Prater is a 2006 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

 

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User Review  - fingerpost - LibraryThing

As a follow-up to "Belle Prater's Boy," now Gypsy and Woodrow are determined to find out what happened to Woodrow's mother, Belle. With the help of their school friend, Cassie, and the unlikely new ... Read full review

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

This sequel to Belle Prater's Boy is very good for a sequel. She says, damning it with faint praise. It's funny, but not as funny as the first, and the messages are a little too overt for my tastes. Solid writing and satisfying ending. Read full review

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Ruth White is the author of many notable books for children and young adults, most recently Buttermilk Hill. She lives in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania.

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