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About The Book

How much do you have to give up to find yourself?

When Pete first sets eyes the Man, he's convinced he's an ax murderer. But at the revival meeting, Pete discovers that the Man is actually a savior of souls, and Pete has been waiting all his life to be saved.

It's not something Pete's parents can understand. Certainly his best friend, Rufus, an avowed athiest, doesn't understand. But Pete knows he can't imagine life without the Man. So when the Man invites Pete to join him on his mission, how can Pete say no -- even if it means leaving behind everything he's ever loved?

About The Author

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Cynthia Rylant is the author of more than 100 books for young people, including the beloved Henry and Mudge, Annie and Snowball, Brownie & Pearl, and Mr. Putter & Tabby series. Her novel Missing May received the Newbery Medal. She lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Visit her at CynthiaRylant.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (December 26, 2006)
  • Length: 112 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416927693
  • Grades: 5 - 9
  • Ages: 10 - 14

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Raves and Reviews

"Powerful."
New York Times Book Review

"Poignant and perceptive."
-- Booklist, starred review

"Simply but beautifully written...a tale with enough suspense to hold readers till the end."
-- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Awards and Honors

  • ALA Newbery Honor Book
  • School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • Notable Children's Trade Book Language (AR)
  • Booklist Editors' Choice
  • ALA Best Books For Young Adults
  • CBC/NCSS Notable Children's Book in Social Studies
  • Booklist Best Of 80's

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