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Sirens and Spies

Sirens and Spies

Illustrated by: Erica O'Rourke
For Ages: 12 and up
The Past Has its Secrets
Mary and her sister Elsie's violin teacher, the flamboyant Miss Fitch, lies in the hospital, recovering from a brutal attack. Elsie, Miss Fitch's favored, talented student, refuses to visit her, declaring her a fraud, and worse. What has turned Elsie against her formerly beloved teacher?
Mary can't believe the shocking secret from Miss Fitch's past that her sister has unearthed. She insists that they confront the teacher to get to the truth. But the sisters discover that truth -- about the grim days in occupied France during World War II, about the mysterious incident that put Miss Fitch in the hospital, and even about themselves -- is not that simple.
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  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 
  • 176 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780689844577 | 
  • May 2002 | 
  • Grades 7 and up
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Janet Taylor Lisle
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Janet Taylor Lisle

Janet Taylor Lisle's novels for young readers include five selected as Best Books of the Year by School Library Journal: Sirens and Spies, The Lampfish of Twill, Forest, A Message from the Match Girl (from the Investigators of the Unknown series), and Afternoon of the Elves, a Newbery Honor Book. Her most recent title for Atheneum is The Art of Keeping Cool, a Horn Book Fanfare title and winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.
She lives with her family of the coast of Rhode Island.

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