Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grade 5n/a4.438501
Before World War II began, Jessie Drumm and her friends at Alveara boarding school in Belfast liked their German teacher, Miss Muller. But after Jessie sees the teacher climbing to the roof at night, she and the others wonder if Miss Muller is a secret agent, signaling the enemy. Hoping to prove her favorite teacher's innocence, Jessie agrees to help spy on her. The escalating war, Jessie's family problems, a first romance, and the revelation of Miss Muller's real purpose intertwine in this suspenseful, sensitively written novel. Eve Bunting combines her own youthful experiences with a keen sense of the intense, sometimes painful process of growing up during wartime.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published on April 24, 1995 by Clarion Books
ISBN-10: 0395691729
ISBN-13: 9780395691724
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  • foodie11
    foodie11Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 2:02 pm
    That looks really good!
    • laker101
      laker101Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 9:56 pm
      i'm starting on this book looks pretty good
      • olliebob
        olliebobSaturday, September 12, 2015 at 6:01 pm55 stars
        This book is great. The era is WII. Everyone at the boarding school is scared out of their wits. Then, one night, Jesse sees Miss Muller going up to the roof in the middle of the night. She tells all her friends and some of them portray wild speculations about what she could have been doing. Over all, this was a great book. I've been nagging my sister to read it, but she won't. I love this book.