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Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781250120816
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pub Date: 12/02/2019
  • Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / Comic strip fiction / graphic novels (Children's / Teenage)
    Junior Fiction / Junior
  • Imprint: Henry Holt (BYR)
  • Pages: 352
  • Price: $24.99

It's 1953 and the Cold War is on. Communism threatens all that the United States stands for, and America needs every patriot to do their part. So when a Russian boarder moves into the home of twelve-year-old Jake McCauley, he's on high alert. What does the mysterious Mr. Shubin do with all that photography equipment? And why did he choose to live so close to the Air Force base? Jake’s mother says that Mr. Shubin knew Jake’s dad, who went missing in action during World War II. But Jake is skeptical; the facts just don’t add up. And he’s determined to discover the truth—no matter what he risks.

Godwin Books

Author Information

Eugene Yelchin is the author and illustrator of The Haunting of Falcon House, Arcady's Goal, and the Newbery Honor Book Breaking Stalin's Nose. Born and educated in Russia, he left the former Soviet Union when he was twenty-seven years old. Mr. Yelchin has also illustrated several books for children, including Spring Hare, Pip and Pup, and Crybaby. He lives in California with his wife and children. eugeneyelchinbooks.com