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  • Published: 4 January 2016
  • ISBN: 9780147513144
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $17.99

Tell Me



Twelve-year-old Anna is staying with her grandmother, Mim, for the summer. She's hoping that the town's annual Flower Festival, a celebration filled with floats and music, will help take her mind off her parents' troubled marriage. 

Award-winning author Joan Bauer latest novel is full of warmth, humor, hope, and a healthy dose of suspense

The unofficial town motto is "Nothing bad ever happens in Rosemont" where  twelve-year-old Anna has come to stay with her grandmother, Mim, hoping to forget her worries about her parents' troubled marriage.  She'll be busy with the town's annual Flower Festival, a celebration with floats and bands that requires weeks of preparations.

But before long, Anna finds herself involved in a very big problem. When she observes a girl her own age who seems to be being held against her will, Anna can't forget the girl's frightened eyes and she is determined to investigate. "When you see something, say something" she's been told—but what good does it do to speak if no one will listen? Luckily, a take-charge girl like Anna is not going to give up.

Told with Joan Bauer's trademark mixture of humor and heart, Tell Me will enthrall her many fans and win her new ones.

“Bauer establishes a multi-faceted plot combining crime drama with a modern coming-of-age story.”—School Library Journal

“Skillfully weaves subplots together as Rosemont citizens (and Anna’s parents) rise to the challenge of solving the mystery.”—Publishers Weekly

  • Published: 4 January 2016
  • ISBN: 9780147513144
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $17.99

About the author

Joan Bauer

In her novels, Joan Bauer explores difficult issues with humour and hope. A New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and songwriter, Joan has won numerous awards for her books, including the Newbery Honour Medal, the American Library Association's Schneider Family Book Award, two Christopher Awards, the LA Times Book Prize, and the Golden Kite Award of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Joan is a frequent guest on American local and national radio where she talks about the power of resiliency. Through the US Department of State’s Professional Speakers Programme she has visited both Kazakhstan and Croatia where she spoke with students, writers, educators, and children at risk about her life and her novels. She lives in New York.

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