Item description for A Long Way from Welcome (Morning Gate Bks) by Echo Lewis...
Overview Location: Europe, France Time Period: Post Modern Era (1950 A.D.-present) A book for middle-grade readers who enjoy mysteries. They come from two different worlds, but small-town Maggie McGilligan and city-born-and-raised Jean-Louis Gagnon team up to match wits with phantom criminals they've never met-or have they? Maggie, "exiled" to Paris for the summer of her fourteenth birthday, and Jean-Louis, painfully estranged from the father to whom he was once so close, encounter danger and excitement, heartache and joy in the streets of the famous 'city of light.' In the course of chasing clues and tracking down suspects, Maggie and Jean-Louis also grow to understand themselves, each other and their families better than they ever had before.
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Studio: Bethlehem Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.96" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.42" Weight: 0.49 lbs.
Release Date Jul 31, 2002
Publisher Bethlehem books
Grade Level Middle School
ISBN 1883937647 ISBN13 9781883937645
Reviews - What do customers think about A Long Way from Welcome (Morning Gate Bks)?
Great Title Jul 8, 2007
The title caught my eye as I was looking for books to recommend to my students, and I had high expectations for this book. After all, part of the action takes place in Paris, France, one of my favorite cities. I lost interest after the first two chapters, and I suspect that was because the plot seems forced. Events did not appear to flow naturally from one to another. The descriptions of Paris are wonderful and the respect for art and artists is laudable.The premise is sound, but the execution awkward.