Listen to the Moon book jacketIt is May 1915 and Alfie, a young British boy, and his father discover a girl on a small deserted island near their home.  The girl is injured and does not speak except to utter a word that sounds like “Lucy.”  Determined to help, Alfie’s family gradually nurse the girl back to health, but the mystery remains . . . who is she?   Found clutching a ragged bear and wrapped in a blanket inscribed with the name Wilhelm, people begin to wonder if Lucy could be a German spy.  Set against the backdrop of World War I and the sinking of the Lusitania the mystery gradually unfolds. Based on the life of the author’s grandmother, this is a great book for older readers and lovers of historical fiction.

Category: Juvenile fiction

Age level/interest level: ages 10-14