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.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published on April 14, 2009 by Yearling
ISBN-10: 0440238021
ISBN-13: 9780440238027
8 Book Reviews
  • supergurl9999
    supergurl9999Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 6:14 pm
    i think it's ok a little boring at times though... :T
    • rayFriday, April 26, 2013 at 8:34 am
      amazing book
      • kimberlyjacobsen
        Ms. JacobsenSunday, November 11, 2012 at 8:50 pm
        • elepj
          elepjFriday, November 2, 2012 at 4:51 pm44 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
            aquameepmeepFriday, November 2, 2012 at 2:18 pm
            i really want to read it, but i cant find it at the library!
            • JJFriday, November 2, 2012 at 1:05 pm
              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 ShadyFriday, November 2, 2012 at 11:36 am
                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
                  sassygirlTuesday, October 30, 2012 at 4:50 pm22 stars
                  I thought it was a bit boring although it had a lot of potential.