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Romeo Blue

By Phoebe Stone


The eagerly anticipated follow-up to Phoebe Stone's instant classic, The Romeo and Juliet Code.

When Flissy Budwig’s parents first dropped her off in Bottlebay, Maine, she hated everything about it. She hated the big gloomy house she was to live in. She hated meeting her long-lost and highly eccentric Bathburn relatives. Most of all, she hated knowing that she was safe in America while her parents faced the guns of WWII in Europe. Especially when she discovered her parents were spies. Especially when her parents went missing.

But a year has passed now, and Flissy has grown to love her life in Bottlebay and grown to love Derek, the boy the Bathburns have adopted. Then a man claiming to be Derek’s true father arrives, and soon he’s asking all sorts of strange questions. Questions about the Bathburns. Questions about Flissy’s parents. Flissy has a nose for trouble. Has Derek’s new father come to take him away from Flissy forever... Or is there something even more sinister afoot in Bottlebay, Maine?

Secrets, spies, and sleuthing abound in this charming follow-up to Phoebe Stone’s The Romeo and Juliet Code.


Reviews and Awards

Parents' Choice Silver Honor

⋆ “Stone’s evocative writing sets time and place beautifully, with descriptions of blackout curtains and the war effort - not to mention the stormy coast of Maine - and her passages about war feel relevant today (“Here in such a lush and green world, why do people hurt and kill one another and why is there such a thing as war?”) Compelling, and with plenty of heart and soul.” - Booklist, starred review

⋆ “Romeo Blue is the best sort of sequel: one you didn’t know you wanted but are ever so grateful to have…. Stone manages the cunning feat of writing in a style both lyrical and propulsive, with short chapters impelling readers ever onward as the multifaceted story unfolds.” - Horn Book, starred review

“Coming of age in a time of war, feeling both loved and abandoned, clever and yet perplexed, Flissy is an engaging protagonist…. [S]atisfying.” - Wall Street Journal


Purchase Options
Indiebound  Scholastic Store • Amazon • Barnes & Noble


Summer 2013
Middle Grade Novel
ISBN: 978-0-545-44360-9
Price: $16.99/$18.99
Trim Size: 5 1/2" x 7 1/2"
Page Count: 352
Foreign Rights: Scholastic Inc.
Translation Rights: Scholastic Inc.
Rights Available? yes


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