The Lost Property Office (Hardcover)

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Jack Buckles thought he knew his parents.  It turns out he was wrong.  There is an entire family legacy that he and his sister knew nothing about.  Now, he has much to learn if he is going to save his missing father.  How the Lost Property Office and his new friend Gwen help him do this is exciting, surprising, and takes you on an amazing adventure!

— From Kathy

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James R. Hannibal presents a thrilling adventure through history, complete with mysteries, secret items, codes, and a touch of magic in this stunning middle grade debut.

Thirteen-year-old Jack Buckles is great at finding things. Not just a missing glove or the other sock, but things normal people have long given up on ever seeing again. If only he could find his father, who has disappeared in London without a trace.

But Jack's father was not who he claimed to be. It turns out that he was a member of a secret society of detectives that has served the crown for centuries--and membership into the Lost Property Office is Jack's inheritance.

Now the only way Jack will ever see his father again is if he finds what the nefarious Clockmaker is after: the Ember, which holds a secret that has been kept since the Great Fire of London. Will Jack be able to find the Ember and save his father, or will his talent for finding things fall short?
Product Details
ISBN: 9781481467094
ISBN-10: 1481467093
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: November 8th, 2016
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Section 13