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The Path of Names

By Ari Goelman

Mysteries, mazes, and magic combine in this smart, funny summer-camp fantasy.

Dahlia Sherman loves magic tricks, and math, and video games. She isn't so fond of campfire songs, or lightning storms, or mean girls her own age.

All of which makes three weeks at sleepaway camp pretty much the worst thing she can imagine. But once she arrives, Dahlia discovers camp is way more interesting than she expected. First she sees two little girls walk through the wall of her cabin. Then come the dreams about a young Jewish man getting chased through the streets of New York City. The camp goofball makes Dahlia his best friend, while the camp caretaker seems to think she's his worst enemy. And there's an overgrown hedge maze none of the campers are allowed to enter...

Who are the mysterious little girls? Why does the caretaker guard the maze so fiercely? What do the dreams have to do with anything? And can lightning really strike the same place twice? Dahlia's quest for answers will lead her right to the heart of the maze - but it will take all her courage, smarts, and sleight-of-hand skills to get her back out again.

Reviews and Awards

⋆ “Debut author Goelman’s story is full of exciting plot twists and well-rounded, engaging characters - all amped up by thrilling esoteric magic.” – Booklist, starred review 

Purchase Options
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Spring 2013
Middle Grade Novel
ISBN: 978-0-545-47430-6
Price: $16.99/$18.99
Trim Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
Page Count: 352
Foreign Rights: Sanford J. Greenburger Associates
Translation Rights: Scholastic Inc.
Rights Available? yes