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Title: Mo Wren, Lost and Found
Author: Tricia Springstubb
Illustrator: Heather Ross
Publisher: Harper Collins PublishersISBN: 978-0-06-199039-7
Mo has moved from her beloved Fox street to East 213th. No street name just a number. No one knew her on this confusing street, with a discombobulated, mishmash feel to it. This new environment was what Mo's dad considered to be “The land of opportunity.” Basically, he got a good deal on an old restaurant that some guy abandoned, leaving behind an old smeared apron hanging from a hook.
It wasn't until Mo met Shawn that she learned about Corky's Curse, more fondly known as “the-you-know-what.” Now, the big concern for Mo wasn't the bumps in the night but what could happen or will happen at Wren's House. The newest local restaurant her father has worked so hard to put together for her and her sister.
According to Shawn, Wren's House used to be owned by a sweet old lady who sold pies, but was arrested for running a gambling ring. Then there was Bruno. He ran an Italian restaurant but hated kids. Folks got sick eating his food and he went out of business. And finally, there was the mysterious case of Corky, the prior missing owner. And so solving a mystery begins.
Mo is not only dealing with a whole new neighborhood where nobody knows her name, but she is also struggling with growing pains and making new friends. Springstubb has done an excellent job of creating a new adventure for Mo. Her first book, “What Happened On Fox Street” introduces these wonderful characters that you will grow to love and admire. The emotional ups and downs of a typical teenager will have readers wanting to read both books all over again.