Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 2 - 5U4.128964
Sam is almost 11 when he discovers a locked box in the attic above his grandfather Mack’s room, and a piece of paper that says he was kidnapped. There are lots of other words, but Sam has always had trouble reading. He’s desperate to find out who he is, and if his beloved Mack is really his grandfather. At night he’s haunted by dreams of a big castle and a terrifying escape on a boat. Who can he trust to help him read the documents that could unravel the mystery? Then he and the new girl, Caroline, are paired up to work on a school project, building a castle in Mack’s woodworking shop. Caroline loves to read, and she can help. But she’s moving soon, and the two must hurry to discover the truth about Sam.
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published on January 8, 2008 by Wendy Lamb Books
ISBN-10: 0385730691
ISBN-13: 9780385730693
8 Book Reviews
  • supergurl9999
    supergurl9999about 7 years
    i think it's ok a little boring at times though... :T
    • rayalmost 10 years
      amazing book
      • kimberlyjacobsen
        Ms. Jacobsenabout 10 years
        • elepj
          elepjabout 10 years44 stars
          I really liked this book. The characters are great, but it was a bit confusing in some parts. The names are very unique as well. I suggest it for eleven and up. :)
          • aquameepmeep
            aquameepmeepabout 10 years
            i really want to read it, but i cant find it at the library!
            • JJabout 10 years
              Im not sure if i should read. I read a chapter or two before, but I was not into. What should i do?
              • Real Slim Shadyabout 10 years
                This book was amazing!! the person bellow me i think they read a different book. it was an exciting mystery about a boy and his past. He can't read the papers his grandfather had in his attic. was he stolen? kidnapped? he doesn't know. maybe someone can help him....
                • sassygirl
                  sassygirlabout 10 years22 stars
                  I thought it was a bit boring although it had a lot of potential.